Puerto Rico

In 2012, Acacia Network expanded our work to the islands of Puerto Rico. Working with local experts and consultants, we began the development of an affordable housing project for seniors in Puerto Rico. This project has allowed us to become further rooted in the community.

In our efforts to provide immediate financial assistance to the victims of natural disasters, including Hurricanes Irma and Maria, in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands, Acacia Network established Ayuda Puerto Rico, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit organized under Section 402 of the NYS NFP Corporation Law. Through this nonprofit arm, and in collaboration with local experts and partners, we have expanded our reach to many more collaborators and have been working to provide direct aid to individuals and families in underserved communities throughout the island.

To date, we have matched our initial $1 million dollar donation, and have reached more than 15,000 individuals with aid. We are in constant communication with many local and grassroots partners who are assisting us with the distribution of our help on an ongoing basis. And while our construction has resumed, our goal continues to be to bring help directly to the people, with local non-profits, with boots on the ground, and the infrastructure to deliver the help.

In 2020, we launched new initiative, Brigadas al Sur, in collaboration with 15+ local partners to provide direct aid and services to communities affected by the earthquakes in the southwest region of the Island, including:

  • Approximately 1,000 meals
  • Nearly 600 body massages
  • More than 500 acupuncture sessions
  • More than 160 haircuts
  • 1,000 mosquito nets, solar lamps, and school supplies

In our efforts to provide immediate financial assistance to the victims of natural disasters, including Hurricanes Irma and Maria, in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands, Acacia Network established Ayuda Puerto Rico, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit organized under Section 402 of the NYS NFP Corporation Law. Ayuda Puerto Rico, Inc. is registered with the NYS Charities Bureau for the solicitation of donations, and protection of donors and beneficiaries as well.

Our Impact:

2018-2019 Ayuda Puerto Rico Report

2017 Intro Letter

We appreciate the support of our donors, partners, collaborators, and other supporters!

Our Partners:

  • BronxCare Health System
  • Jonathan Rose Companies
  • Loisaida Center
  • Phipps Houses
  • Platinum Care
  • Popular Community Bank
  • Stagg Group
  • Sterling National Bank
  • R4 Capital
  • A special recognition to our consultants Young & de la Sota Architects, ERS Consulting, Lic. Gilberto Oliver, Executive Home Search, Eliezer Collazo CIC Construction Group SE, and Estudios Tecnicos who will be part of our efforts and are helping us identify how to deliver the assistance.

Our Collaborators:

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico
  • Brigada Rafaga Solidaria- Helen Ceballos
  • Casa Pueblo de Adjuntas
  • Caguas Court Yard Senior Housing
  • El Caño Martin Peña
  • DHL
  • Fundación Ecologica Educativa, Inc.
  • HealthProMed
  • Iglesia Discípulos de Cristo Metropolitana
  • Jose Santiago Inc.
  • Municipality of Toa Alta
  • Parroquia del Espíritu Santo, Toa Baja
  • So Lite
  • Maribel Delgado
  • Beatriz Aybar
  • Tres estudiantes de la Escuela Trina Padilla
  • Lourdes Carrasquillo
  • Alejandro Cirilo
  • Fidel Viera Escalona
  • Valerie Antares
  • Carlos Vega
  • Andrea Monroy
  • Pedro Leopoldo Sánchez Tormes
  • Yaraní del Valle
  • Los violines de Marquitos
  • Iris Chacón
  • Helen Ceballos
  • Pablo Benson
  • Kamila Sánchez dibujante
  • Kairiana Núñez Santaliz
  • Blanca Rovira Burset
  • Mickey Negrón
  • Maidelise Rios
  • Luis Bonnet
  • Julián Bonnet
  • Ángela Cuello
  • Cándida Viñas
  • Hilda Guerrero
  • Lio Villahermosa
  • Jose Eugenio Hernández
  • Christian Nieves
  • Lizbeth Román
  • Sharleen Otero