Tears of joy after the storm

Habitat and AbbVie help families rebuild after hurricanes

When Sonaly realized her home was finally once again safe and secure for her children, she cried tears of joy. For Jennifer and Ramon, being able to rebuild their home was an answered prayer.

Habitat for Humanity’s holistic hurricane recovery program in Puerto Rico was developed with support from AbbVie, after hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. AbbVie, a research-based biopharmaceutical company that has operated in Puerto Rico for nearly 50 years, donated $50 million to Habitat to help hurricane-affected families and communities recover and strengthen access to housing on the island.

Watch to see how Habitat and AbbVie work in partnership with families like Sonaly’s and Jennifer and Ramon’s to create safe and resilient shelter on the island.

A bright new beginning

José started a new career in construction after attending Habitat Builds Puerto Rico, a 5 1/2-week program established with the support of AbbVie that trains students interested in entering the construction industry.

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A return to home: Rebuilding in Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, Antero and Luz worked to repair their damaged home the best they could, even patching their own roof. Now, with the support of Habitat and AbbVie, they have a safe and secure home where their family can gather again.

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