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Comedy Night Fundraiser for Puerto Rico

September 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Rebuilding Puerto Rico | Comedy Night Fundraiser | Thursday, September 20, 2018
We are only accepting walk-ins.  $20 at the door, no exceptions.
Doors open at 6 pm.  We cannot guarantee we will be able to fit everyone so please arrival early!
Comedy Night Fundraiser: Rebuilding Puerto Rico
Thursday, September 20, 2018 at The Wherehouse?
109 Lyman Street, Holyoke, Ma 01040
Doors open at 6:30. Show starts at 8 pm.
Tickets: $20
Raffles & 50/50 available for purchase
Rated R for Adult Content & Language | 21+ | ID Required
Phillip Anthony, Laughing Latinos Comedy
Peaches Rodriguez – Apollo Theater
Imagine – Comedy Central
Buffet-Style Dinner ($15 pp – portion of each dinner will be donated) will include: Herb baked chicken, Manicotti, Oven baked potatoes, Veggies, Garden salad and Dinner rolls. Cash Bar.
About this fundraiser:
September 20 marks the one year anniversary since hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. The amount of destruction all over the island and the time it has taken to rebuild has been longer and more challenging than anyone could have imagined. There are several non-profit organizations on the island that have been doing work for the community since day one. Now, these organizations are focusing on rebuilding homes for families that have minimal resources and need the most help. This fundraiser will contribute towards one of these organizations in Puerto Rico. We want to make sure that the money goes directly to the people on the island that need it the most.
El 20 de septiembre marcara el primer aniversario de la devastacion del huracan Maria en Puerto Rico. La cantidad de destruccion a traves de toda la isla y el tiempo que ha tomado reconstruir en la isla, ha sido mucho mas largo y complicado de lo que se pensaba. Hay varias organizaciones sin fines de lucro en Puerto Rico que han estado trabajando para la comunidad desde el principio. Ahora, estas organizaciones se estan enfocando en reconstruir en diferentes pueblos a traves de PR para las familias mas necesitadas. Este evento contribuira hacia una de estas organizaciones en Puerto Rico. Queremos asegurarnos que el dinero vaya directamente a las personas en PR que mas lo necesiten.
100% of the proceeds will be donated to the following non-profits:
Waves Ahead: www.wavesahead.org/hurricane-relief/
Waves Ahead continues helping individuals and families living in the affected areas of Humacao, Toa Alta, Toa Abaja, Carolina, San Juan, Yabucoa, and Vieques. They have completed more than 15 homes during our Reconstruye Q project and continue to assist LGBT folks in Puerto Rico.
Proyecto Matria: https://www.proyectomatria.org/copia-de-casa-solidaria
As soon as the first week, Matria knew that we were facing a human rights crisis and that its work must go beyond Matria’s participants. From September to December more than 900 families in 20 municipalities in the country received food, first necessity articles, mosquito nets, water and filters from Matria. Matria has also offered services of psychosocial support and has coordinated medical and legal services to hundreds of people affected by the hurricane.
On December, Matria started its first recovery project called “Matria Solidarity House”. This project was established in a rural community in Puerto Rico and will feature a community kitchen, facilities for business incubation, free education, planning and support for the reconstruction of housing, coordination of medical services and empowerment.
​Casa Solidaria Matria is based in a collaborative relationship with Miraflores community in Orocovis. It is a center of work and activities from which the reconstruction of homes destroyed during Hurricane Maria will be promoted from a sustainable vision. It will also work with the incubation of community companies that generate jobs in the sector. The companies will be linked to agricultural, reconstruction and food activities, taking advantage of the natural and human resources of the community itself. Nearly 169 families live in the area, most of whom live with low and very low income and are currently facing loss of housing and unemployment. Miraflores is a rural area where agricultural activities were developed in the past.
We are also offering legal assistance to complete FEMA applications and appellations.
Once we have Miraflores’ Casa Solidaria fully established, we will begin another project in other communities around the Island. In the meantime, we are still collaborating with communities in Comerío and Patillas.
Taller Salud: https://www.facebook.com/taller.salud/
​Workshop health is headquartered in Loiza, Puerto Rico, a town of 26 000 inhabitants of predominantly black population, which is located 20 miles east of San Juan. 48% of our population was already living below the poverty level, even before the hurricane Maria.
Our Organization also offers services in the metropolitan areas of San Juan and Carolina and the towns of Canóvanas, Río Grande, Luquillo, Fajardo and the island municipality of Vieques. All these peoples share low indicators of health and high incidence of violence, especially in poor communities.
These poor communities are our base and it is by and for them there is workshop health.
Hurricane Irma and Maria caused serious damage to the communities of Puerto Rico who suffer more inequality and exclusion:
Loiza has 3,000 houses partially or totally destroyed or flooded
The average family in Loiza consists of 4 people, so it is estimated that 12,000 people, or 46% of our children, girls, women and men have lost their home.
Workshop health commitment is to help these families in such a way that they do not lose hope.
II – during the first 3 months then the cyclone were able to channel the following supplies:
1. bottled water
a 10,000-gallon
b. 500 filters
c. 1,200 water purification treatments
2. food
a community kitchens – daily 1,000 people during the first 8 weeks
b. family nutritional boxes for 3 days – 30-50 cases per day during the first 8 weeks
We estimate that 8,000 women and their families received food during the first 60 days mainly thanks to this effort.
3. nutrition for infants and toddlers
a formula of baby – 1,000 boxes
b. formula “ready to eat” and formula for babies with intolerances – 500 boxes
c. juices, milk powder and snacks – 1,000 boxes
d. vitamins for children and infants – 250 boxes
4. nutrition for seniors
a nutritional shakes (eg. Ensure) – 1,000 boxes
b. drinks of electrolytes (eg. Pedialyte SR) – 1,000 boxes
c. nutritional boxes for 3 days for seniors – 15-30 boxes per day during the first 8 weeks
5 drugs and health care
to first aid – delivered to shelters, community centers and churches 50 kits
b. 250 kits of basic medicines for fever, diarrhea, colds, allergies
c. 1,000 products against dehydration – delivered to the local clinic
d. 50 meters of glucose and 20 teams for asthma
We provided health care to about 2,000 people, in partnership with Project HOPE, Circle of Health International – COHI and the school of Medicine of the University of Puerto Rico.
6. personal care products
a Personal family care boxes – 15-30 boxes per day during the first 8 weeks
b. 1,000 boxes of Personal care for infants
c. 1,000 boxes of Personal care for people 60 +
d. 3,000 boxes of Personal care for women
7. cleaning products
a 250 boxes of UNICEF
b. 400 boxes of cleaning products
8 pest control
a repellent of mosquitoes–250 boxes
b. Larvicides (pellets that kill larvae in standing water) – 100 boxes
c. 220 mosquito nets
d. 100 rats and poison traps
9 effects of survival
a 100 awnings
b. 1,500 lamps, fans and lanterns of battery or solar
c. 500 assorted battery packs
d. 30 stoves gas and propane gas tanks
e 120 mattresses


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109 Lyman St
Holyoke, MA 01040 United States
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