Puerto Rico is in need of your open hearts and generosity.
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit the Island of Puerto Rico on January 7th, 2020. It was the strongest quake to hit the island and US Territory since 1918 and is one of close to over a 1,000 earthquakes and aftershocks recorded in the area since December 31st. Latest reports cite nearly 5,000 people being left homeless in the aftermath, and at least one man has died. A little over two years since Hurricane Maria devastated the island, Puerto Ricans are now struggling with the effects of another natural disaster. Another crisis that reminds us of the growing vulnerabilities and challenges our families on the island face. Over 15% of the island is still without power and due to recent mismanagement of relief aid during the devastation of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans have lost much hope in the local and federal governments to help.
The goal of La Isla Bonita 2 Fundraiser is to serve the immediate and long-term needs of families and communities in Puerto Rico by directly providing the funds collected to organizations that are on the frontlines serving these communities that are suffering. Proceeds from this event will go to El Frente, a coalition of organizations dedicated to helping Puerto Rico recover from disasters and create a better future for the island overall.
DJ Ricardo 3pm-5pm
As a Puerto Rican it has pained my heart to see the devastation that has occurred in my homeland after Hurricane Maria. Half of my family including my mother grandmother, three sisters and 3 nieces live in west coast of Puerto Rico. I had to get them on en emergency flight over to NYC in order to escape what was increasingly becoming a life threatening situation. They haven’t had water or electricity since the storm and no aid has reached the west coast of the island. Not everyone was as lucky as my sisters and have the ability just leave on a plane to New York. Which is why I am delighted to join Barba Men’s Grooming Boutique and Antonio Cedeno Events to help Puerto Rico. All proceeds will be going to charity (not yet named) and will be matched 2x by my employer Apple inc.
Hurricane Maria has devastated the island of Puerto Rico and its 3.5 million inhabitants. It has destroyed their power grid. They are left without clean water and food. They are running out of supplies and they desperately need our help. Our Puerto Rican brothers and sisters are struggling with each day that passes. Barba Men’s Grooming Boutique, Rebar Chelsea and DJ Ricardo have teamed up to create La Isla Bonita (a tropical fundraiser) www.youcaring.com/LaIslaBonita
Our goal is $50,000.00 AND to further that goal, we are hosting a Tropical Themed Event at Rebar Chelsea 225 West 19th street NYC on October 25th from 6-10pm Come join us to help bring back Puerto Rico.