Yale University Puerto Rico 2018
March 20, 2018
For the past three days, our group has been working alongside the Villa del Río community in Puerto Rico to help address the damages caused by Hurricane Maria. After community members taught us skills such as mixing concrete and rebarring metal, we were able to help construct a roof, build an erosion guard, and develop the foundation for what will eventually become a septic tank. During downtime, we had the chance to bond with the community members through shared lunches, coloring book sessions, and even a basketball game. Through these experiences, we have been inspired by the resilience and persistent hard work of the Villa del Río community. During our remaining time in Puerto Rico, we are excited to continue working with the amazing people we have met!