Four weeks after Category 5 Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico destroying homes and lives, the majority of the island has yet to see any aid from federal or local governments. Four weeks of no water, no power, and little to no communications. And sadly, it looks like this trend could continue for a while longer.
Inspired by my community of Rincon, I've decided to host a Practice for Puerto Rico while I'm visiting family in Hilton Head Island.
If you're in Hilton Head or Bluffton, I will be leading an hour long, all-levels Vinyasa Flow, a "PRACTICE FOR PUERTO RICO," at Jiva Yoga HHI to raise monetary donations as well as urgently needed supplies and goods for the people of Western Puerto Rico.
I will be working together with my friend and mentor Vivienne Miranda. Vivienne is a Rincon local and owner of Centro La Paz Wellness Center in town. Since the day after Maria hit, Vivienne and her husband Ricky have been putting together teams of able-bodied citizens and delivering supplies - sometimes by foot - to the people of Rincon, Añasco, Mayaguez, and in the mountains of Las Marias and Mauricao.
The money and supplies collected will be distributed to the people and families in these areas that have lost the most in order to help them survive, provide for their loved ones, and to rebuild their life.
If you are not in Hilton Head or Bluffton, or you are not able to attend the class but still want to help here are a few options:
1. Donate money to Vivienne Miranda via PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via her GoFundMe Page "On the Streets and Home by Home" HERE.
2. Using THIS AMAZON WISH LIST that was put together by my dear friend + colleague, Kathleen Mumma, you can purchase some supplies and have it shipped directly to Vivienne Miranda's PO Box and she will distribute to the people that need it most
3. Bring your cash or goods donation to EITHER JIVA YOGA LOCATION (HHI or Bluffton) on or before October 28th