Hurricane Season was brutal this year and no one knows that better than Puerto Rico does. The island was clipped by Hurricane Irma, causing many residents to lose power. While they were recovering from that, life dealt them a painful blow. Hurricane Maria caused mass destruction at the end of September. The rain and wind did not stop for over 30 hours. By the end of it, most people lost everything.
The saddest aspect of all of that was that help was not forthcoming. The American Red Cross quickly deployed and offered help where they could. Volunteers handed out food, water, home repair kits, gloves, and more to those in the affected areas. As much work as they’re doing, it’s not enough and other people need to step in. The Red Cross only has so many resources and volunteers to go around. Luckily, there are a few people who are stepping in to assist them and Puerto Rico itself.
One of those people is Glen Wakeman who recently donated $1,000 to the American Red Cross himself. He knows how important it is for society to be kind to one another. Wakeman is also a businessman and therefore from a financial standpoint, he realizes just how important it is that businesses, citizens, and nonprofits come together to help those that are in need. The Red Cross has raised over $55 million but more needs to be raised because there’s no timeline on when Puerto Rico will be fully recovered. It’s also not known if they’ll ever fully recover.
Wakeman is currently the co-founder and CEO of LaunchPad Holdings. Wakeman co-founded his company in 2015 but he’s always had a lengthy history of being known as a mentor, entrepreneur, investor, and all around successful businessman. He’s revolutionized businesses all across the globe and helped them develop. Wakeman is also a writer and therefore he’s taken to blogging to help share his insight into the business world. Wakeman covers a variety of topics in his blogs which include global affairs, strategy, and more (PhillyPurge). Wakeman has also lived in six different countries which not only makes him knowledgeable in international affairs, he also has gained recognition all across the globe.