Iskcon Puerto Rico suffers heavy damages from hurricane Maria
News is devotees are all safe. The temple took great damage. I would like to inform you that our temple in Puerto Rico suffered severe damages. The roof was blown off in the hurricane, and much damage to the temple room and other parts of the temple. We have not gotten a full assessment of the damages to the restaurant, but our preaching center was flooded with 1 meter of water. By Krsna’s grace the devotees are all fine. The Deities were moved before the hurricane hit. I hope that our leadership can rally some support for the local temple, restaurant and preaching center, as there are few devotees, and not much financial support from the congregation for major expenses like this one. FEMA is promising to help, but when and who are the priorities is a big question.
Thank you for your prayers, and hopefully your support. I hope that all are well.
Your servant, Guru Prasad Swami
Iskcon Puerto Rico Temple Bashed By Hurricane Maria. We Need Your Help, Please Donate!
ISKCON Puerto Rico Gurabo – New Govardhana Hill
Hurricane Maria broke most of the roof and caused severe structural and internal damage (see photos). The temple grounds, trees and landscaping were totally destroyed.
We need to rebuild the temple for Sri Sri Radha Krishna. The building is old and the structure is not solid, not able to withstand the heavy winds, much less a permanent roof, which is essential in a hurricane alley. The value of rebuilding the place with electricity, plumbing, etc. could be anywhere from USD 150,000 to USD 350.000. We are awaiting for a professional appraisal, and will post it here. The devotees of Puerto Rico need your help to continue preaching Krishna consciousness in Puerto Rico. Fixing the structural damage is one urgent and important aspect. However, the situation in the country is extremely difficult. Food is scarce and gas lines are 80-100 cars long. Very few places, if any, have electricity.
ISKCON Rio Piedras Preaching Center in San Juan
The preaching center was flooded with 1 meter of water, damaging all the drywalls, doors, interior and electrical, etc. Most of the interior will have to be replaced. The local congregation is not wealthy, and is challenged by their own expenses for reparation of personal property. We humbly appeal to the greater devotee community, our friends, members and supporters, to help in this moment of dire need.
You can help in the next link :
If you want to send a bank transfer, you may do so using one of the following bank accounts:
ISKCON Mission Society:
Bank of America
Acct # 0047 7448 0570
Routing #: 113000023
Acct # 986356277
Routing number: 111000614
Devotees of Puerto Rico need your help to continue and advance Krishna consciousness in Puerto Rico.
Please share for get the most help possible. Thank you so much.
Message from HH Guru Prasad Swami:
Message from HG Virabahu Prabhu: