Brigada Solidaria del Oeste

Brigada Solidaria del Oeste (The Solidarity Brigade of the West) is a self-managed community initiative comprised of individuals from various organizations, creative spaces, and social struggles. Their aim is to support the development of collective processes in communities and to strengthen grassroots community efforts.

This initiative arose after the passing of Hurricane María. Since then, they have visited communities on the west coast of Puerto Rico in order to identify and meet their needs. In the immediate aftermath, their work responded to distribution of basic supplies, food and provisions, while also providing support with reconstruction of roofs, and the development and replenishment of community gardens.