Hurricane Maria Long Term Recovery

The purpose of the Greater Philadelphia Long Term Recovery Committee

is to help residents of Puerto Rico who’ve relocated to the Philadelphia area (whether temporarily or permanently) as a result of Hurricane Maria devastating the island in September 2017.

Many of these families and individuals face significant challenges, including but not limited to:

  • adequate and affordable housing

  • employment opportunities

  • language translation

  • help navigating the FEMA assistance process

  • replacement of lost items

  • emotional and spiritual support

How It All Started
Planning Meeting
Planning Meeting
Case Management Training
Continued Conversation
Finding Solutions
Information Fair
Pure Devastation
Damaged Building

IMPORTANT LINKS

from Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management

from Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management

from Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

from Pennsylvania Department of Education

GPLTRC Members Only

The GPLTRC will establish and maintain a network of resources by coordinating the knowledge of various faith-based, non-profit, governmental, business, and other community-focused agencies and organizations. These services shall be provided regardless of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability or religious preference.

"How Do You Solve

a Problem Like Maria?"

GPLTRC Case Statement

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (SEPA VOAD) represent faith based, community based, and regional organizations.

© 2017 SEPA VOAD. All rights reserved.

Damaged Building

Devastation in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria. Photo Credit: Greg Forrester/National VOAD