From Devastation to Hope: Helping the Kids of Puerto Rico

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From Devastation to Hope: Helping the Kids of Puerto Rico

A personal message from True Influence CEO Brian Giese:

On September 20th, the lives of millions of Americans changed forever as Hurricane Maria cut a swath of destruction through Puerto Rico. The category 4 storm’s 150-mph+ winds left piles of debris where homes and schools once stood, and its pummeling rains left behind the worst flooding the territory has seen in decades.

Even today, more than half the island is still without electricity, and many are still lacking basic necessities such as clean water and access to healthcare.

Like you, I watch the tragic reports from Puerto Rico with a heavy heart. I have a special fondness for this beautiful island and the beautiful people who live there, and I knew I had to do something to help.

That’s why True Influence is partnering with the nonprofit Young Life to bring hope to some of the most vulnerable victims of Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico’s children and teens. The storm destroyed thousands of schools, community centers, and other resources these young people need for support, and Young Life is stepping in to fill the gap.


Through our Maria Recovery: Helping Kids and Teens campaign, you have the chance to help provide mentoring, camps, leadership programs, and much more to support the children and teens of Puerto Rico. True Influence is matching 100 percent of all donations, up to $100,000.

We welcome donations of any amount, and here’s how your generosity will help:
● Provide a case of water: $24
● Provide a health kit to young families (includes items like water, diapers, baby wipes, formula, soap, batteries, toilet paper): $50
● Provide portable fans and batteries to help mothers of babies endure the heat without electricity: $75
● Provide gas to volunteers: $100
● Provide meals for a support meeting: $200
● Provide 10 health kits to young families: $500
● Provide 20 health kits to young families: $1,000
● Sponsor a complete support meeting (meals, health kits, donations to hand out, location, gas for volunteers): $2,500

During this season of giving, I invite you to join us on this special mission to provide hope for Puerto Rico’s kids and to give them the resources they need to grow into happy, healthy adults. To learn more and donate today, visit our page on Generosity.

Remember, True Influence will match every dollar you donate.

Yes, I want to help!

Thank you in advance for your support!

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