Helmsley Charitable Trust donates $1.3 million to build solar power and infrastructure in Puerto Rico

By Kelsey Misbrener The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust announced new funding to The Solar Foundation and Direct Relief to ensure continuous access to healthcare for communities in Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Maria.
Since the hurricane, Puerto Rico’s electrical grid has faced a power crisis, significantly affecting critical healthcare centers and hospitals. Remote areas are hardest hit by unreliable power, including unexpected outages. Two new Helmsley grants will help healthcare centers in these underserved communities continue to provide essential health services during outages, as well as prepare for future disasters.
“Months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s lack of power has meant

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