Puerto Rico Multiple Cities

After Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, millions were left without electricity, limited access to clean water, and with damaged homes. There is still so much work to be done.

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Houses on the shore

18.1119051, -66.166

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Overview

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Families/Adult Groups (All Ages)
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100
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Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico in September 2017. Millions of people were left without electricity, with limited access to clean water, and with damaged homes. While supplies and assistance have been arriving to the island since the hurricane, help will be needed for years to come to rebuild Puerto Rico. 

Prior to the hurricane, Group International Mission Trips had strong relationships with mayors and local churches in several municipalities, and never has the time been so right for those strong relationships to shine. We will be working with closely with the mayors and the churches to provide much needed assistance to hurricane victims, whether that will be through distributing food and supplies, or identifying which homes are in need of critical repair and providing teams to help with painting, roof repair, debris clean-up, or whatever else is needed.

Because Puerto Rico is a US Territory, you do not need a passport to travel there, and many Puerto Ricans speak English, making it an easy location for first time mission teams to visit. Your team will be lodged in safe and secure facilities with access to electricity and running water, and will be provided with meals and drinking water. We encourage you to link arms with us in helping our friends and fellow US citizens rebuild their homes and their lives.

UPDATE: So far we have mobilized more than 900 volunteers to bring relief to PUerto Rico. Our teams have handed out water and food, cleaned up debris, replaced roofs, and performed general maintenance for residents impacted by the hurricane.

But there is still so much more work to be done! Please consider bringing your heart and hands to our beautiful neighbors in the Caribbean.

For more information about participating in these recovery trips, please call us at 1-970-800-4000. Even if you can't go, you may be able to help in other ways.

Thanks for your ongoing love and compassion for people in Puerto Rico.

Lodging

Details coming soon...

How You’ll Serve

On our recovery trips, you might be involved with these types of projects (subject to change):

    • Help with minor home repair and roof projects.
    • Help with debris clearing and residential cleanup
    • Provide help to families and individuals impacted by the hurricanes.
    • Deliver supplies and food to residents in need.
    • Assist in other ways as needed.

Because the situation on the ground is constantly changing, we ask that you come with a flexible spirit, ready to serve in any way that is needed.

Our Partners

For the past 10 years, we’ve partnered with the city municipalities of Cayey, Ponce, and others, sending hundreds of people to help elderly and disabled people with home repair and maintenance. We’ll keep partnering with these cities to bring much-needed supplies and recovery in 2020 and beyond. We ask for your continued prayers and support.

Dates and Pricing

Date Price (per person) Register
January 4th 2020 $699 Register
January 11th 2020 $699 Register
January 18th 2020 $699 Register
January 25th 2020 $699 Register
March 7th 2020 $699 Register
March 14th 2020 $699 Register
March 21st 2020 $699 Register
March 28th 2020 $699 Register
April 4th 2020 $699 Register
April 13th 2020 $699 Register
April 18th 2020 $699 Register
April 25th 2020 $699 Register
June 6th 2020 $699 Register
June 13th 2020 $699 Register
June 20th 2020 $699 Register
June 27th 2020 $699 Register
July 4th 2020 $699 Register
July 11th 2020 $699 Register
July 18th 2020 $699 Register
July 25th 2020 $699 Register
August 1st 2020 $699 Register
September 26th 2020 $699 Register
October 3rd 2020 $699 Register
December 26th 2020 $699 Register

Schedule

Sample Itinerary

Saturday – Arrive at San Juan Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU); meet your local staff, pick up your rental vehicle(s) and drive to your lodging facility
Sunday – Attend local church in the morning; cultural activity in the afternoon 
Monday-Tuesday – Service projects; evening devotions and God Sightings
Wednesday – Free day to enjoy the beach, forest, and/or Old San Juan (ideas provided by our local staff)
Thursday-Friday – Continue service projects; evening devotions and God Sightings
Saturday – Depart for SJU airport; fly home

Need to Know

  • A passport is not required to travel to Puerto Rico if you are a U.S. citizen because Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory.
  • Consult with your doctor on appropriate and recommended vaccines. Be sure to bring bug spray (at least 25% DEET) as there are mosquito-borne illnesses present in Puerto Rico, including Dengue Fever, Chikungunya, and the Zika virus.
  • Fly into the San Juan Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU). Average flight cost is $450-$600.
  • Cost of ground transportation is not included; the cost of your rental vehicle(s) and associated fees (tolls and gas expenses) are your responsibility. 
  • Lodging may be in a community center, school, an empty apartment building, or even a baseball stadium. Plan to bring a twin-size air mattress to sleep on and a twin-size sheet set and small pillow. 
  • Currency and electricity are the same as the rest of the U.S.
  • Spanish and English are the primary languages.
  • Bring additional money for souvenirs and free day activities.

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Who can participate?

Our international trips are family-friendly, so, in most cases, kids can serve along with adults. We require 1 adult (18 years or older) for every 5 youth (17 years or younger). Contact Robin at 970-800-4000 for more location-specific age requirements. 

How do I book my international mission trip?

Contact our expert international mission trip advisor, Robin, at 970-800-4000.

Is airfare from North America included in the international mission trip price?

Prices do not include airfare from North America. However, in Peru, our price includes the airfare from Lima to Pucallpa and Cusco.

What is your policy on deposits, payments, and cancellations?

To reserve space on a trip, a non-refundable $100/person deposit is due when you register. Final payment is due 60 days before departure. If you cancel your registration prior to the final payment due date, your deposit is non-refundable but any additional payments you have made up until that time are refundable. Once you have paid your final balance and are within 60 days of your trip, all money is non-refundable. If Group International Mission Trips makes the decision to cancel your trip due to inclement weather or political unrest, we will reschedule you to a different trip or refund your fees.

Are all meals included in the cost?

Most meals are covered as part of your registration, except for free days if you're serving in Alaska or Puerto Rico. Please see the detailed itinerary of your international trip for any exceptions.

What types of meals are served?

Most meals will be provided by our ministry partners, who have been carefully trained to prepare safe and nutritious meals for our teams. You will get a taste of local food on all of our trips, and some locations will include American food as well.

How strenuous are the activities and service?

While some mission trips are more physically strenuous than others, most international trips will include at least four 8-hour service days in hot and humid environments. Your group can work at the level of physical exertion with which they’re comfortable.

Are tips included in the cost?

Your international mission trip covers gratuities for meals in restaurants that are included for the week. Gratuities for porters or housekeeping staff if you stay in a hotel during your trip are at your discretion. Airport porters who help with your bags will expect to be tipped $1-$2, and if you participate in a guided tour or fun activity on your free day, you may want to consider tipping your hired guide.

Are the trips safe?

The safety of your group is a top priority for us, as we’re sure it is for you. In all the areas we serve, we take extra precautions to make sure you or your group is as safe as possible. Guided by our local, experienced ministry staff partners, we avoid situations that are inherently dangerous. We’re also proactive by choosing lodging facilities and transportation that are safe and reliable. Our International Mission Trip Advisor is glad to answer further safety questions.

Can you put together a custom trip for my group?

Probably. If you’re looking for a trip specially designed for your group, we may be able to accommodate that for you. We have several trips a year that we custom design for groups, at a date and location that fits their needs. Pricing and availability vary, but if you’re interested in a custom week, contact Robin at ralm@groupmissiontrips.com, or call 1-970-800-4000 for more information.

Payment Policy

Our payment policy is designed to give you the most flexibility when reserving your mission trip experience with Group Mission Trips.

  • When you register for a trip, a $100 non-refundable deposit is due per person to reserve your space.
  • Full payment balance is due and becomes non-refundable 60 days prior to the trip departure.
  • Registration fees are in U.S. dollars and can be paid by check, money order, or credit card.
  • For groups reserving more than 50% of a trip’s capacity, a $200 per person non-refundable deposit is required.
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