Photos from the Field

Puerto Rico Disaster Response, Fall 2017

28,000 pounds of medical supplies.
125 patients evacuated.
Assistance for primary, senior, and cancer care facilities in Puerto Rico.
Countless number of volunteers and staff that made this all possible.

Global Links was excited to partner with Carnegie Mellon University student, Rosana Guernica, in her efforts to help Puerto Rico in the aftermath of hurricane Maria. What an incredible opportunity to help our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico.

Wheelchair Wranglers

Weekend Warriors - Our wheelchair wranglin' volunteers put in overtime after Global Links was asked to provide 150 wheelchairs.

Wheelchair Wranglers

Willing Workers - Our volunteers from ACHIEVA worked hard to meticulously clean lots of wheelchairs to be sent to Puerto Rico.

Getting materials where they are needed

Partnerships are Key! - Team Rubicon Volunteer and Global Links Board Member, Mike Usman, took two bins of medical supplies to hospitals in Puerto Rico.

Getting materials where they are needed

Volunteers prepped materials destined for pediatric and cancer hospitals.

Getting materials where they are needed

Over the counter medication from our donation drive being collected for Puerto Rico.

Medical Relief Flight

Rosana Guernica from Carnegie Mellon University, Sree of Global Links, Volunteer Trevor, and Robert Mangino of Newsradio 1020 KDKA arriving in Florida to help load the plane.

Loading the Plane

All the overhead compartments were full of medical supplies!

Loading the Plane

Volunteer crew ready to help! By the time they were done all 128,000 pounds of medical supplies were loaded, ready to go to Puerto Rico.

Arriving in Puerto Rico

The island was inundated with shipping containers full of supplies, but they couldn't be processed quickly enough to get to where the supplies were needed most.

Primary and Senior Care Supplies Being Unloaded

Unloading the Plane - Students from Rosana's high school helping unload the plane in Puerto Rico. These supplies are heading to Primary and Senior Care facilities affected by Hurricane Maria.

Cancer Hospital Supplies

Materials on their way - Much needed supplies going to a cancer hospital in Puerto Rico.

Evacuating Patients

125 patients on their way from Puerto Rico to their families and loved ones in Miami, where they will receive the medical treatment they need.

Evacuating Patients

125 patients on their way from Puerto Rico to their families and loved ones in Miami, where they will receive the medical treatment they need.

Dream Team  

Students and friends that helped load and unload medical supplies

Dream Team

Ground crew in Puerto Rico that volunteered to help unload the plane at their own volition.