Nearly six million of the proceeds from the “Somos una voz” initiative, led by singers Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, among other celebrities, will be distributed in services and supplies for the towns of Morovis, Loíza and Fajardo in Puerto Rico, according to El Nuevo Día.
These municipalities will receive aid, which will include clothing for children, school supplies, water filters, medical equipment, and generators for families with extreme medical needs. This aid will be distributed through the organizations “Yo no me quito,” “Fundación Extra Bases,” and the “Boys and Girls Club of Puerto Rico.” Children and their respective families, elderly care centers, medical offices and schools that have not yet been able to resume functions due to lack of electricity will benefit.
A part of the commitment of this charity—which will also help areas that have suffered natural disasters in Mexico, the United States, and the rest of the Caribbean—is to carry out educational events for the different communities, as well as for the distribution of supplies.
The first of these activities will take this Sunday, December 17, in the San Lorenzo neighborhood in Morovis. There will be a delivery of clothes, shoes, personal items, toys, and school supplies. Health clinic hours will be offered and chidren will be able to participate in an educational event organized by Eco-Exploratorio.
This initiative will begin another stage in January 2018 called “Somos + Salud” [We are + Health], which aims for a long-term impact in the pediatric health area and includes a clinic-on-wheels that would offer services for a year in the aforementioned towns.
Services would include diagnosis and treatment of acute conditions, management of chronic conditions, referrals to specialists, preventive interventions (routine childhood immunizations), provision or referrals for mental health, eye and dental care, as well as ancillary services, including nutrition and immunization services. The program will collaborate with local pediatricians, health providers and the Puerto Rico Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
[Translation by Ivette Romero.] For original article (in Spanish), see https://www.elnuevodia.com/entretenimiento/farandula/nota/seismillonesdesomosunavozseranparamorovisloizayfajardo-2382612/