Welcome to Worship Puerto Rico
Worship Puerto Rico | Project Puerto Rico
Worship Puerto Rico started November 2017 when St. Johns AME in Raleigh, NC set out to fund a recovery effort, through a benefit concert, to help Puerto Rico rebuild after Hurricane Maria devastated the island and its economy. Cinnamon Ruth Leggett, a Christian artist, teacher and worship leader, performed at the benefit concert and when St. Johns decided to entrust the funds raised to her she took the money in hand and distributed the money to those in need in Puerto Rico. While there she discovered that many more people needed help and one trip would not be enough. Cinnamon is now organizing the third self-funded trip to Puerto Rico to identify those in need of rebuilding and to provide relief. Now, twelve volunteers will travel to Puerto Rico on March 28th, 2019 to continue to bring relief, to help rebuild and, ultimately, bring hope.
“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 help the people of Puerto Rico rebuild after Hurricane Maria and encourage preparedness for future hurricanes.
Goal: The goal is to identify individual rebuilding needs, plant gardens for sustainable living, complete small house projects and prepare emergency packs for future disasters.
Our Upcoming Trip: 12 volunteers will depart RDU on March 28th, 2019 and spend 8 days in Canovanas, Puerto Rico returning on April 4th, 2019. Our Agenda Includes: 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 Trip Plan: From March 28th,2019 to April 4th, 2019 12 volunteers will help rebuild the home of Angie Ponce, a resident of Loiza, Puerto Rico who lost her home during hurricane Maria. Angie’s need includes concrete for her walls, flooring, shelves/cabinets for her kitchen, a refrigerator, a garden for sustainable living, and an emergency pack for future hurricanes.
Our Volunteers: Susan, Anthony,JadonandTakotaValles, Ruth Ayala Carmona, Sarisa Windam, ClaudiaCepedes, Jennifer Shaw, Kai Hill, Wilhelmina Leggett, Sean Leggett, Cinnamon Ruth Leggett
Will you join us in helping Puerto Rico rebuild?
Here's how you can help:
- Donate funds toward the supplies needed to rebuild
a) Electronically via Cash App | $WorshipPuertoRico
b) Check or cash given to a volunteer (write checks to Cinnamon Ruth Leggett or your volunteer)
- 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.
Meet the Worship Puerto Rico Team !