ECHORN Hurricane Relief Fund

ECHORN Hurricane Relief Fund

THANK YOU to our generous donors!

Second round of grantmaking underway

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Your gift to the ECHORN Hurricane Relief Fund supports nonprofit health organizations across the Caribbean region.                      

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Hurricanes Irma and Maria (2017) devastated the Caribbean islands of Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, St. Martin/St. Maarten, Barbuda, Dominica, and many others. Beyond the immediate need for life sustaining supplies, the local health and well-being infrastructures require long-term support to rebuild and resume the care of millions of Caribbean people.

To aid in the rebuilding effort, The ECHORN (Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network) Hurricane Relief Fund was created to raise funds to help local, Caribbean nonprofit organizations meet the health and well-being needs of their communities. Organizations can use funds to replace destroyed or lost medical supplies, coordinate outreach to rebuild client databases, upgrade facilities to solar power or other renewable energy sources, physically relocate to a new space, or rebuild other vital resources that were lost after the storm. 

These nonprofit organizations and many more like them continue to need a great deal of support to meet the needs of their local citizens. ECHORN is committed to these communities over the long term to help restore the necessary health and social services infrastructure for the well-being of all who live there. 

As the work of rebuilding is ongoing, multiple award cycles have begun with the first round commencing in January 2018. Click here for grantee selection process and criteria. 

Thanks to your generosity, the ECHORN Hurricane Relief Fund has been able to award its first round of grants to two nonprofit organizations to help them improve their local communities post disaster:


The award to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be used to purchase a commercial, large-volume cooler to help expand their efforts to provide food to those in need in the community.

The award to the Caño Martín Peña ENLACE Project of San Juan, Puerto Rico will be used to rehabilitate community gardens damaged by Hurricane Maria. These gardens promote community-building activities and provide fresh fruits and vegetables. 

With your help, we can continue to make a difference.

We are launching a second round of fundraising and hope you will continue to spread the word about this important initiative or consider contributing again. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the recipients to help them rebuild their communities.

Click to make a secure, online credit card donation to The ECHORN Hurricane Relief Fund, or complete the form below. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
        
ECHORN is a collaboration among US and Caribbean universities to conduct research on chronic diseases within the region. With a coalition of more than 60 regional health and human service partners, ECHORN is deeply entrenched in the local communities. No funds will be used to support ECHORN personnel or research activities.

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