Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico on 20th September last year. Despite Puerto Rico being a US territory and suffering from severe poverty, the response from the US Government and Red Cross was poor. The Pagan news blog, the Wild Hunt, alerted us to Blag Flag Search and Rescue who were on the ground in Puerto Rico helping those who have lost everything. We decided to aid their efforts with a donation on behalf of PaganAid’s supporters..
Black Flag have been in Puerto Rico for a few months now and have been providing shelter for people whose homes have been destroyed plus much needed water purification filters. These are basic needs that are not being properly met by other bigger organisations.
Several of the Black Flag team are Pagans and Solar Cross Temple, whose president is T. Thorn Coyle, have also been actively supporting Black Flag’s Puerto Rican effort.
Before heading to Puerto Rico, Black Flag were providing humanitarian support to protestors at Standing Rock and in Houston following Hurricane Harvey where they worked in areas that other rescue workers wouldn’t go. If you want to learn more about their work visit their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/118484358879049/