(Make Steve run a lot)
…for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico!
In September of 2017, Hurricane Maria dealt a massive blow to the island of Puerto Rico. Simply put: It devastated Puerto Rico. Aside from the seemingly endless controversies related to misrepresentations of the death toll or the reluctance of the American government to provide adequate aid, some early reports also suggested the island would have to rebuild the power grid entirely. Others stressed the dire food and water situation, where limited access and expensive options are getting in the way of Puerto Ricans receiving basic humans needs. All of this framed by the complicated and often exploitative relationship with Puerto Rico made it clear that something needed to be done.
As a result, I decided to run to raise money for Americares, an organization that was on the ground in PR and well-known for being efficient in their fund expenditure. In the end, 23 backers with an average of $2.32 per mile (with 60.5 miles run) resulted in over $3,700 going straight to Americares (after a few people upped their support beyond their commitment).
Funds raised for the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Total miles run in the month of October, 2017