Compassion and Mercy Associates

Joining Hands to Reach a Hurting World

Puerto Rico Relief & Recovery

You can come around Alliance churches in Puerto Rico as they show Christ's love.

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“Puerto Rico is very beaten. It will take months and a lot of work to get us back on our feet,” says Rev. Javier Gómez, superintendent of the C&MA Puerto Rico District.

Hurricane Maria made landfall early morning in Puerto Rico on Wednesday, September 20. The Category 4 storm battered the island completely knocking out power. Streets, bridges, homes, and churches have collapsed.

With your help, the Spanish Eastern District of the C&MA shipped two containers of much-needed supplies to Puerto Rico. The shipment included 25 generators. Your gifts also helped pastors provide food vouchers to local grocery stores for those in need.

Once electricity is restored and the immediate crisis lessens, local Alliance churches will then be able to shift their focus to long-term recovery. Your continued gifts will go a long way in helping support locally-led recovery efforts into 2018. Will you give today?

You can come around a family of 63 Alliance churches in Puerto Rico as they show Christ’s love to their hurting island.

Many have asked about sending a work team. As the island remains in an emergency response mode, the district will not be hosting work teams anytime soon. Once recovery has begun, the Puerto Rico Alliance district will reevaluate in the spring to see if work teams are needed in the summer of 2018. Thank you for your patience.