More than 1,280
earthquakes have hit Puerto Rico’s southern region since December 28th, 2019,
with more than two dozen of them a magnitude 4.5 or greater. Recently, another
earthquake hit the island on Wednesday - January 15th, registering a 5.2
The earthquakes have caused a preliminary $110 million in damage, and have damaged or destroyed more than 550 homes. More than 250,000 Puerto Ricans remain without water and half a million have no power.
HOW TO HELP
Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC) is collecting the following items to help with relief efforts in Puerto Rico. We are partnering with Food for the Poor to get a shipment sent out by early February. Please bring your donations of the following requested items to MMDC by January 31st:
- Hand Sanitizer (Small)
- Mosquito Repellent
- Wet Wipes
- Full Size Bath Towels (New)
- Personal Dignity Kit Items (updated 1/2020)
- Inflatable Twin Mattresses
- Baby Diapers (all sizes)
Items can be dropped off at Midwest Mission during our business hours Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at receiving entrance # 1 on the south-side of the building.
After-hours donations may be dropped off in our front foyer.
Unable to get donations here on time? Then click on the Donate Button below to make a monetary donation that will allow us to purchase the needed supplies listed above.
Thank you in advance for your prayers and donations.