Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Our fellow U.S. citizens in the Caribbean desperately need help. Hurricanes Irma and Maria recently tore through Puerto Rico, leaving behind tremendous devastation. In what’s being called a humanitarian crisis, almost the entire island is without electricity, and most people have limited access to drinking water and food. Our hope is to bring as much help as we can—as soon as we can—so Puerto Ricans can get back on their feet.

Two upcoming recovery trips will bring healing and hope to our fellow U.S. citizens in need. Teams will travel to Cayey from October 28 through November 4 and from November 4 to 11 to help rebuild, bring recovery, and show compassion to people who’ve lost nearly everything. We also plan to send teams to Ponce and Cayey in the fall.

The cost for the trip is $899 per person and does not include airfare. This price covers lodging, ground transportation, and the materials needed to do the rebuilding work. A thorough supplies and packing list will be provided prior to your departure.

For more information about participating in these recovery trips, please call us at 1-800-747-2157. If you can’t go, you can help in other ways.

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

For more information call Robin at 1-800-747-2157

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Date Age Availability Register
Oct 28 2017 to Nov 04 2017 Senior High (14 +) Open 1-800-747-2157
Nov 04 2017 to Nov 11 2017 Senior High (14 +) Open 1-800-747-2157

How You'll Serve

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

  • Help rebuild homes and other structures.
  • Clear debris.
  • Provide help to families and individuals impacted by the hurricanes.
  • Assist in other ways as needed.

Our Partners

For the past 10 years, we’ve partnered with the city municipalities of Cayey and Ponce, sending hundreds of people to help elderly and disabled people with home repair. We’ll keep partnering with these cities to bring much-needed supplies and recovery in 2018 and beyond. We ask for your continued prayers and support.

Sample Itinerary

Saturday—Arrive at San Juan International Airport (SJU); transport to lodging facility.
Sunday—Begin recovery projects.
Monday–Friday—Provide recovery services as needed.
Saturday—Depart for the airport; fly home.

Need to Know

  • Because Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, a passport is not required to travel there if you’re a U.S. citizen.
  • Be up to date on all standard vaccines, such as tetanus, mumps, measles, and rubella. Hepatitis A vaccine is also recommended. 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).
  • Ground transportation costs (including tolls and gas) are included.
  • Currency and electricity are the same as in the rest of the United States.
  • Spanish and English are the primary languages.
  • Bring additional money for donations.
Price: $899 per person
Deposit: $100 per person

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Yes! Lifetree Adventures! We have created faith-based trips to many destinations where you stay in a comfortable hotel, serve those in need, and see the local sights and culture. They’re designed for the individual, family, or group that wants to make an impact with their vacation.

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Call our expert International Mission Trip advisors at 800-747-2157.

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

To reserve space on a trip, a nonrefundable $100 deposit is due when you register. Final payment is due 60 days before departure. Please visit our website for complete details of our cancellation policy.

All U.S. citizens need a valid passport to enter a foreign country and return to the United States. It must be valid six months beyond your intended stay and have 1-2 blank pages remaining. A passport is not required for trips to Puerto Rico and Alaska. Visas are not required for most trips. For full information, please ask your mission trip planner at time of booking.

Our international trips are family-friendly, so, in most cases, kids can serve along with adults. Contact Robin at 866-595-4906 for more location-specific age requirements. You must have one adult (21 or older) for every five students. If you have both males and females in your group, you must have at least one adult volunteer of each gender.

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.

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.

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.

While some adventures 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.

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. Your mission trip advisor is glad to answer further safety questions.

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@group.com, or call 1-800-747-2157 for more information.

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