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In the wake of Hurricane Maria, it has become apparent that the residents of Puerto Rico were not receiving the support needed to recover.  A group of staff and parents at TNS have formed The Neighborhood School to Puerto Rico with Love Association to provide support to Eugenio Maria De Hostos Elementary School in San Lorenzo, PR.  We have been partnered with this school through the teachers’ union in PR, Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico, FMPR.  The school has 167 students with 90% living below the poverty level.  The community finally got some electricity restored in late January, but it is unreliable and working only about 80% of the time.  Clean water is also very difficult to obtain.  

During the school year 2017-2018, we were able to raise $3,276!  We have used these funds to send several large boxes (over 80 lbs in total) of clothes.  We were told over and over again by our contacts in San Lorenzo that the biggest need was for clothing.  We also sent 45 Solar Lanterns/Chargers and 30 Water Filtration Systems prior to the start of the 2018 Hurricane Season.

Puerto Rico has suffered from economic and political crises without adequate support long before the most recent hurricane disaster and for far too long.  We are planning an on-going commitment to and relationship with our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico and specifically to our partner-school community in San Lorenzo.  

We look forward to raising more funds with even more fun events in 2018-2019.  Please consider joining our group!  tns2pr@gmail.com

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