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Puerto Rico's Perseverance: Post-Maria | 4:20

Rebuild and Renew: The Christian Reyes Experience

December 12, 2018


Disaster Relief

Hurricane Maria left behind an insurmountable amount of destruction on the island of Puerto Rico. For some, recovery did not seem feasible due to lack of means and adequate resources. For resident Christian Reyes—who lost everything—giving up wasn’t an option, so he decided to stay and rebuild. “We were in Hurricane Maria’s path. This house was almost completely destroyed,” explains Reyes. Tzu Chi USA and their financial relief offerings enabled Reyes to purchase materials for recovery. Rebuilding his life brick by brick after “such a negative experience,” his ability to continue on is nothing short of courageous and reflects one of Tzu Chi’s primary goals. In the words of founder Master Cheng Yen, “Nothing is impossible with confidence, perseverance, and courage.” Please support our efforts in continuing to make these missions possible.


Director: Hector Muniente
Director of Photography: Hannah Whisenant
Editor: Hannah Whisenant

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