The 2018 Naranjito Matching Gift Challenge
Together, we raised $30,000 to donate a solar pack to the community health clinic of Salud Integral en la Montaña
Together, We Made This Happen
In 2018, the Progreso Latino Fund (PLF) Steering Committee voted to join the Gift of Light Campaign, an island-wide campaign by the Puerto Rico Community Foundation (FCPR) to provide back-up solar power to 100 of the island's hospitals and health clinics. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, many hospitals and clinics were closed due to lack of power, and many lost large amounts of medications that needed refrigeration.
PLF acted quickly. With your support we raised $30,000 to donate a solar pack to the community health clinic of Salud Integral en la Montaña (SIM) in Naranjito, Puerto Rico. The solar pack PLF contributed powers the emergency room and five refrigerators throughout the facility where drugs such as vaccinations, insulin and others are stored.
Here is an update from PLF Founders John and Frances Padilla, who recently visited SIM and some other interesting places along the way.