The Bacardi rum plant was back up and running less than two weeks after Maria. Good news for the place that produces 80 percent of Bacardi's rum and employs 300 people. The company has paid its employees throughout hurricane recovery.
"We got some comments from our primos [workers] saying 'coming to Bacardi to work it's like a bubble, because you forget all that's going on around,'" Class said. "But then people told me 'at four I get depressed because I have to go back to the reality of no power, no hot water, no food.'"
CATAÑO, Puerto Rico, and HAMILTON, Bermuda, December 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Family-owned Bacardi is pleased to announce its BACARDÍ rum facility will play host to the United for Puerto Rico live concert and telethon on Sunday, December 10. All proceeds from the fundraising initiative will go directly to organizations benefiting Puerto Ricans impacted by the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
As Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico face the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Points of Light is honoring everyday citizens who stepped up to serve their communities during the immediate response and to embark on the long road to recovery.
When Wayne Hirschmann – Supervisor, Field Service, Technical Support, and Troy Erickson – Service Application Specialist, boarded the Kohler plant bound for Puerto Rico, they didn't know where they would be staying, exactly what they would be doing or when they would be coming home.
In the rural, mountainous town of Jayuya, Puerto Rico, Dell Services Director Jeff Poyner looked around and surveyed how locals were reacting to the devastation of their homes. Weeks earlier on September 20, Hurricane Maria slammed into the island as a fierce Category 4.
by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Imagine a storm washing away your ability to communicate by phone, email, or text. Picture it knocking out your electricity and cutting off your supply of food and clean water. If you need help, you have no way to ask for it. If you have loved ones, you have no way to confirm they are safe.
That is what happened to Puerto Rico’s entire population of 3.4 million people when Hurricane Maria devastated the island on September 20.
Andy Cohen, host & executive producer of "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," and his dog, Wacha, team up to encourage pet owners to join Purina's #DogThanking movement.
ST. LOUIS, November 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Millions of people and pets were affected by hurricanes which struck Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico earlier this year. To help raise funds to support hurricane victims and their pets, and to help celebrate the National Dog Show Presented by Purina® and the Thanksgiving holiday, Purina invites pet lovers across the United States to share what makes their pet the best through its annual #DogThanking initiative.
Planet Water Foundation, an organization focused on bringing clean water to impoverished communities, has announced plans to help Puerto Ricans in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The natural disaster has devastated the country, with consequences on drinkable water supplies.
The organization will deploy 12 AquaTower water filtration systems. These filters source water by eliminating all types of microorganisms that can cause disease. What’s better: with no electricity or toxic chemicals.