Puerto Rico Still Needs YOU! – Help Rebuild Lives!
Now a year later after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, only about 30% of its overall infrastructure has been restored. Many areas are still without power, thousands of homes still have roof issues and many houses need to be rebuilt. Blue tarps cover the roofs of entire regions and in many cases, people have just left. This picture below was taken from the air a few weeks ago.
Watch and listen to what God is doing in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico is still reeling from the catastrophic hurricane that crippled the economy and we are determined to not leave the people behind. We are on the ground now and our focus is on building relationships, replacing and repairing roofs, making disciples and spreading the love of Jesus. Our teams have reported that they have never seen so much of God’s favor and hunger among the people. Come volunteer and see lives rebuilt on the Kingdom of God!
Sponsor a Roof
You can give a family in Puerto Rico an adequate roof over their home.
$500 repairs a concrete roof
$1400 replaces a metal roof
Join us in Puerto Rico!
We are looking for volunteers who will help us to not let Puerto Rico get left behind! Jump onto one of our teams this fall!
Wave 15: November 10th-19th
Wave 16: December 1st-10th
Volunteers will aid in the following:
- Crisis Ministry
- Building Relationships
- Spiritual and Emotional Support
- Distribution of Relief Supplies
- Water Filtration
- Debris Removal
- Repairing Roofs
- Initiating Disciple Making Movements
Personal Fundraising Through CRI
You may also fundraise for your deployment through CRI. Simply click this link and fill out the form. Follow the few easy steps and you will create a personal fundraising campaign that can be used through text, email, and social media. 100% of what comes in (less credit card fees) will be applied to your deployment fee. DO NOT BEGIN FUNDRAISING FOR THIS TRIP UNLESS YOUR DEPOSIT IS PAID AND YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED AND CONTACTED BY THE DEPLOYMENT DEPARTMENT.
We encourage you to give others the opportunity to partner with you on this trip even if you have the funds to pay for it yourself!
Additional funds raised can be directed to cover the cost of the flight from your originating city as well but flight must be arranged and purchased by CRI Deployment Department on your behalf. Due to IRS rules, we cannot reimburse you if you purchase the flight yourself nor can they be released back to you to cover any personal expenses. Any funds raised beyond your deployment fee, originating flight or if you cancel your trip, will be held in a deployment account for you for a future deployment or can be donated to that relief fund or another Responder.
Your airfare to and from Puerto Rico will be arranged and purchased by the CRI Deployment Department.
ONCE YOU ARE APPROVED FOR THIS DEPLOYMENT, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY THE CRI DEPLOYMENT COORDINATOR TO GIVE YOU MORE TRAVEL DETAILS AND TO CONFIRM PURCHASE OF YOUR FLIGHTS.
DO NOT PURCHASE YOUR ORIGINATING FLIGHTS FROM YOUR HOME CITY AIRPORT UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY US. WE WILL WORK WITH YOU TO ENSURE A SMOOTH TRIP.
IF YOU INTEND ON FUNDRAISING FOR YOUR FLIGHTS ORIGINATING FROM YOUR HOME CITY TO THE DEPARTURE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT THEN PLEASE INDICATE IN THE PAYMENT AREA BELOW AND WE WILL WORK WITH YOU TO ARRANGE THAT FLIGHT AS WELL.
Once you are on the ground, you should be prepared for a hot tropical environment, with limited power, and little infrastructure in the places we will be providing relief and spiritual care. Our base camp accommodations have power, running water, showers etc. (CRI will provide your air mattress.)
Bring your shorts and flip-flops, work boots, work gloves, extra cash, a water bottle, personal items, electrolytes and any medications you may be taking.
Once you complete the registration, you will be sent an email with further information and our deployment department will be calling you.
God is doing amazing things in Puerto Rico as we try to meet the urgent needs and share the hope of Jesus Christ. Thank you for your desire to deploy with us!
All deployment fees are tax-deductible.
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WE NEED YOU! However, due to liabilities, continuity of mission and the safety of volunteers and victims; Crisis Response International only deploys volunteers who have completed our responder training. If you have not been trained yet, we are offering a discounted scholarship on CRI Academy for Course 1, Rapid Responder Certification Course or you can check our website for a live event. This course will give you all the skills to effectively respond to disasters and crisis, familiarize you with our mission and certify you with our organization. After completion of online Course 1 – Rapid Responder Certification you will be eligible to deploy. Click the button below, then enter the coupon code “Maria“ in the registration process and email firstname.lastname@example.org with your intent to deploy. Course 1 is only $49.00 with coupon.