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Puerto Rico

In response to Hurricane Maria and upon the request of Departamento de Salud de Puerto Rico (the Puerto Rico Department of Health), WCC immediately deployed to
provide guidance and senior management in setting up the public health response for Volunteer Coordination/Reception Centers (VRC) across the island.

A VRC is a hub where volunteers of all kinds are registered, trained, and matched with agencies in need as well as deployed in teams directly from the VRC to serve the
community. During our initial deployment, WCC coordinated with partners including Universidad Metropolitana (UMET), and IMPACTIVO.

WCC has also provided training to volunteer groups in the tristate area who are deploying to the impacted territories. Trainings have focused on safe and effective flood response, and all participating trainees have been given personal protective equipment to remain safe in their efforts.