Medical-Social Recovery in Puerto Rico
Following Hurricane Maria in September 2017, the Figueroa Wu Family Foundation delivered over $50,000 of supplies and financial donations to support disaster relief in Puerto Rico.
Through extensive social networking, the FWFF located Dr. Jose Troche, a general doctor in the mountainous Yauco municipality of Puerto Rico. Dr. Troche has been helping his community for over 20 years. After Hurricane Maria, Dr. Troche requested aid from the mainland in order to bring medical care, clean water supplies, and living supplies into remote Yauco. Following Maria, he donated countless hours of time conducting health and social welfare screenings on weekends. The Figueroa Wu Family Foundation made their first delivery to Dr. Troche in November 2017. An estimated 1000 people have received supplies related to our November delivery. Evelyn Figueroa and Justine Landi, also from UIC, brought more supplies March 7-14, 2018 as well as labor support to improve water and housing conditions.
Additional supplies reached the Puerto Rico Academy of Family Physicians, Clinica Bantiox in Toa Alta, and smaller communities in Corozal.
DR troche's medical brigades still need your help!
Dr. Troche continues to visit the highlands in Yauco many weekends. Donations and volunteers are needed to help rebuild the community and improve their health.