Welcome to Worship Puerto Rico
Worship Puerto Rico | Project Puerto Rico
Worship Puerto Rico is a non-profit organization that started in November 2017 when St. Johns AME in Raleigh, NC set out to fund a recovery effort to help Puerto Rico rebuild after Hurricane Maria devastated the island and its economy. They then decided give the funds to Cinnamon Ruth Leggett who distributed the funds to those who where in need in Puerto Rico. After finding out what the needed really looked like Cinnamon organized a movement called Worship Puerto Rico to continue recovery efforts. Multiple trips have been organized to build homes and hope through service and performance. Worship Puerto Rico is in its third year of existence with a focus in Loiza, Puerto Rico. In March of 2020 we will return to Loiza Puerto Rico and build a community effort to promote sustainability, disaster preparedness and create a store house of resources for the future.
“We are not heading to Puerto Rico to bring help, we are heading to Puerto Rico to build hope!"
-Cinnamon Ruth Leggett
Mission: The mission is to build a community effort to promote sustainability, disaster preparedness and create a store house of resources for the future.
Goal: The goal is to identify individual needs after disaster, and provide relief and education to developing sustainable practices before disaster arises.
Our Upcoming Trip: WPR volunteers will depart RDU on March 25th, 2021 and spend 8 days in Puerto Rico returning on April 1st, 2021.
Our Trip Plan: Day 1-travel, Day 2-purchase/gather supplies, Day 3-work, Day 4-work, Day 5-work/rest, Day 6-rest, Day 7-concert, Day 8-travel. Each volunteer is self-funded, paying their own travel, housing, transportation and food costs.
Our Project: WPR 2020 will provide 66 families in Guanica, Puerto Rico with emergency readiness back packs called salva mochilas that include life saving emergency supplies for use during natural disasters. 2020 was year that our world as we know it changed. With the challenges COVID 19 brought to all of our communities we all felt despair, sadness and hoplessness in ways never felt before. While globally we were facing that challenges of the pandemic Guinica, Puerto Rico and surrounding cities were faced with an added challenge...EARTHQUAKES. Just 4 months before the pandemic over 80,000 people sought shelter in Guanica as their homes turned to rubble and lives were devastatingly disrupted. In March of 2020 in the midst of the challenges of daily earthquakes in Guanica they were faced with the added complication of COVID 19. Now a year and three months later families are still living in tent communities afraid to enter their homes and have not even begun to hear of the lifesaving COVID vaccine en route to their communities. Men, women and children are doing their best to take care of the sick and elderly while maintaining their own sanity and health.
As an organization Worship Puerto Rico has decided that we cannot just stand by and knowingly allow this suffering without extending all of the assistance that we can possibly provide. While there are many people globally that are in need, Puerto Rico has been the focus of our mission since Hurricane Maria and will continue to be our mission until God releases us to extend the work.
Worship Puerto Rico will provide lifesaving backpacks to Guanica, food, clothing and additional donated items to at least 66 families. In adherence to all CDC COVID 19 guidelines we are committed to proving:
1.Health Screenings including blood pressure, heart rate, respiration rate, temperature and oxygen saturation.
2.Nursing Advice and education including infection control, medication preservation in disaster, hospital mapping and the best use of local healthcare resources.
3. Psychosocial community resources for mental health
4. Disaster preparedness including hurricanes, earthquakes and medical emergencies and the use of CPR to save lives.
Fundraising: Fundraising is an important part of the Worship Puerto Rico initiative and allows WPR to provide resources to communities in need of resources. Each volunteer participates in the fundraising process as a means to financially fund the continued work of Worship Puerto Rico. Participate in funding the work of Worship Puerto Rico by
- Sponsoring a lifesaving backpack sponsorship-$50 at Lifesaving-Sponsor
- Making a one time donation of any amount at $ProjectPuertoRico
If you would like to donate via another means please Contact Us.
Our Trip Cost: The full cost of the trip is $625. This includes food, lodging, airfare and transportation. The cost is tax deductible. Additional costs include money for souvenirs and leisure food.
Payments: Payments are made through Cash app, are non-refundable and are to be completed using the 2021 payment schedule.
Cancellations: Circumstances arise however, the cost of the trip for each participant hinges on the other participants commitment attend. All cancellations are non-refundable however, if a participant cancels during payment 1 or 2 the participant will not be responsible for the remaining payments 3-5 . If a participant cancels during payment 3-5 the participant is fully responsible for the remaining payments which is the full amount of the trip (no exceptions).
Make a payment. Easy Payment link: $ProjectPuertoRico (be sure to include name in the memo)
Team life: Team life is very important to WPR including meals, travel and fun time. It is important that a strong WPR team relationship is built from the begining. All meals are eaten together around a shared table and travel to team fun activities and work ventures are completed together. Everyone is asked to remain with the group for all planned activities. Free time will be included our trip and can be done part from the team.
Our 2021 Volunteers:
- Kai Hill
- Lauren Hill
- Cinnamon Ruth Leggett
- Kelvin Lee
- Claudia Cespedes
- Ruth Ayala Carmona
- Christina Shivers
- Sara Montanez
- Brenda Madera
- Elvia Chavarria
*We are currently wait listing interested parties. Please feel free to email email@example.com if you are interested in being placed on the wait list.
Will you join us in helping Worship Puerto Rico?
Here's how you can help:
- Electronically via Cash App | $ProjectPuertoRico
- Check or cash (given to a volunteer-checks should be written to Worship Inc. or Worship Puerto Rico)
- Purchase (a Project Puerto Rico T-Shirt). Represent the Worship Puerto Rico project by repping the project Puerto Rico t-shirt and tagging #WorshipPuertoRico on social media.
- Pray and Share. Pray for safety and direction. Share with everyone!
Meet our Worship Puerto Rico alumni and current volunteers!