Text-to-Give: Text "PR" to 573-207-4546 with the amount you'd like to give (i.e. "50 PR")
Vieques, a small island off the coast of Puerto Rico, received a direct hit from Hurricane Maria. The only hospital serving the 9,000 people on the island was destroyed. There are no plans to rebuild. People on Vieques currently have no access to urgent or other healthcare. It will take two years for power to be fully restored to the island of Vieques.
In the town of Esperanza (translated “Hope”) the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico is going to repurpose a parsonage into a medical clinic to meet the needs of the island's residents.
Your donation will help bring access to healthcare to a group of people for whom recovery from Hurricane Maria will be long in coming. The average income on Vieques is $18,104 and the poverty rate is 39.1% according to government statistics. Many residents cannot afford to leave the island. As a Viequen told a reporter in December of 2017, ““[N]o one sees us. ... I'm 66 years old and all my life Vieques has been marginalized.” See the people of Vieques. Partner today with the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico to provide access to healthcare in this community.
If you would like to send in a check, make it payable to the Missouri Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and place Puerto Rico in the memo line.
3601 Amron Court,
Columbia, Missouri, 65202