Governor delivers proclamation to BE of Puerto Rico

Governor delivers proclamation to BE of Puerto Rico

The “little footprint” campaign is back

During the afternoon of today, Friday, December 13, Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced delivered the proclamation in recognition of the tireless work that SER de Puerto Rico has carried out for 69 years in order to improve the quality of life through rehabilitation. of children and adults with disabilities and autism. The activity took place in the Inner Courtyard of La Fortaleza with the special participation of the SER Choir of Puerto Rico. “This proclamation, which formalizes and recognizes December 13 as SER Day, is aimed at recognizing the exceptional work of love that SER of Puerto Rico performs on children and adults with some type of disability, developmental problems and people. older, managing to integrate them into society as independent and productive individuals deserving of respect like all citizens.” the governor noted. For her part, Nilda Morales, president and chief officer of SER de Puerto Rico, expressed that “for us at SER de Puerto Rico it is an honor to receive this recognition, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, because it is precisely with our hearts that we all work day by day. day strengthening the collective conscience in order to improve our society, allowing in an inclusive way to live with disability as part of diversity without exclusions, without disadvantages, in a community free of prejudice.” "With this recognition we also seek to validate and offer solid support to the work of this Institution that through its history has managed to significantly impact a sector of our population that would otherwise remain anonymous." the governor added.

During the activity, the traditional and emblematic campaign of the "little footprint" is also concluded, which recognizes the spirit of solidarity with the raffle of the car that Honda donates to SER of Puerto Rico. In addition, this year the institution awarded the Person of the Year award to comedian Jorge Pabón, better known as Mollusco, for his continued support of SER de Puerto Rico, and for acting as a bridge connecting SER with a new generation, which remains present and participatory through social networks. “We trust that this year will not be the exception and that we will get the public to accept our effort through their donations, so that we can continue creating precedents, educating and making a difference for the benefit of this community that is so in need and deserves all our support. , consideration and respect”. pointed out Lic. Milton Cruz, president of the Board of Directors of SER of Puerto Rico. With the donations received, the continuity of specialized services is guaranteed to the more than 6,000 active annual participants who receive direct services and the more than 80,000 who benefit from guidance, support and follow-up services. All the money that is collected stays in Puerto Rico for the attention of the benefited participants, where the 95% of the income is used in direct services to our participants. The impact of SER de Puerto Rico has been a cornerstone in the transformation of thousands of lives, both children and adults, many of whom today are exemplary citizens who lead independent, productive and self-sufficient lives and who, with their skills, contribute day by day to the improvement of our society. SER de Puerto Rico, is a non-profit institution, established since 1950, that offers medical-therapeutic services, education and support services to people with disabilities, autism and their families.

SER operates the only pediatric rehabilitation center on the Island – centers in San Juan, Ponce and Ceiba. In the same way, it carries out evaluation, referral, screening and follow-up clinics for infants from 0 to five (5) years of age in the various municipalities of rural areas. To cooperate and participate in the activities carried out by the organization as a volunteer and donor, you can call SER de Puerto Rico at (787) 767-6992 or (787) 767-6710. In Ponce it is 787-813-1972 and Ceiba (787)719 – 5444. For more information about the institution, you can access www.ser.pr.