Together, we can help Puerto Rico recover
In September 2017, Hurricane Maria became the worst
storm to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years, destroying a third
of the homes on the island1, causing the largest blackout
in U.S. history, and creating over $90 billion in damages.
Small businesses were severely impacted, with an
estimated 10,000 still closed today. Because Puerto Ricoʼs
local communities are powered by small businesses,
helping them recover is critical to the islandʼs economic
and social recovery.
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Relief fund. 100% of donations from Google go to directly
to small business via Mercy Corps and Hispanics
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I want you to meet Patrick, a 15 year old kid from
Northern Uganda, was born deaf. Unable to communicate
with his family or attend school and unable to make
friends, his father sent him to work in the fields, he was
trapped in his own mind.
A man from a near by village started teaching classes for
deaf villagers and Patrick was one of those students.
After 15 years of being trapped in his own head, he finally had
a signed name that he could recognize.
Watching Patrick's story I knew that I needed to build a
successful business where I would make people happy and
make their dreams come true. I'm able to do this for my
clients and I hope to be able to do this for people like
I hope to open schools for the deaf in remote parts of the
world for not just the deaf students but for their families
and I hope they can bring what they have learned to
others. I would love to be able to provide short term
housing and transportation for those who can't travel far.
Thank you Patrick!