Habitat for Humanity assembles 2,000 shelter repair kits

photo from Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International will send 2,000 shelter repair kits to Puerto Rico to help families repair their damaged homes following Hurricane Maria. The kits—which are being assembled by Habitat volunteers in metro Atlanta this week—are the first phase of the Habitat Hammers Back recovery initiative in Puerto Rico.

The shelter repair kits contain the tools and supplies necessary to perform critical home repairs in Puerto Rico, including large tarps for temporary roof repairs. The kits will be sent by air freight for distribution in Puerto Rico. See a full list of the contents of the shelter repair kits.

Through the Habitat Hammers Back initiative, Habitat for Humanity has pledged to help more than 2,000 families in each of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico following the hurricanes. The organization is seeking to raise $100 million to support the effort. More information on Habitat’s response is available online