The devastation Hurricane Maria caused in Puerto Rico is the worst the island has seen. Institutions like the Colegio Cristiano Maranatha have made tremendous efforts to go back to normalcy. But it has been a costly process and there is still a lot of work to do. To help alleviate this issue, U.S. Bridge donated $5,000 towards recovery efforts and the rebuild of the school. Likewise, Constructora Hartmann, founded in 1990 and native to Puerto Rico, donated the same amount of money to contribute to the restoration. This joining of forces will greatly help the school in the continuation of the work to repair their facilities.
Helping Our Neighbors
The Colegio Cristiano Maranatha is a nonprofit institution that educates students with special needs from Kindergarten through high school. The damage the hurricane caused was severe, forcing the school to move their students, teachers, and staff to another location in the community. Hurricane Maria’s strong winds, rainwater, and debris damaged a lot of the utilities of the school and part of the infrastructure. So, their main goal is to restore the cafeteria, classrooms, and bathrooms in order to continue the non-profit organization services. Roofing tile replacement, the purchase of toilets and faucets, the replacement of windows, and electrical panel box units are some of the repairs they need to make. And although they have done extensive work towards the restoration of the school, their budget is limited.
Because of the school’s condition and limitations, Constructora Hartmann and U.S. Bridge donated money to help fund the repairs. This donation took place at the 45th Convención Anual y Expo Construcción in Puerto Rico last month. Thanks to this donation, the Colegio Cristiano Maranatha will now be able to afford the restoration and bring their students and teachers back to school.
After Hurricane Maria, U.S. Bridge reconnected communities in Puerto Rico by building five bridges in key affected areas. With more than 80 years of experience, we are dedicated to engineering and building long-lasting steel bridges that benefit communities. To learn more about our bridges and services, contact us today.