Community Through Colors

The Sail Relief Team Project and La Finca de Hamberto Project both part of the Community Through Colors, Inc, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. EIN#82-3492084.

Community through Colors, Inc started in 2016 as a group of people using art, volunteerism, and open dialogue to spread hope and awareness of the similarities between all humans, despite geographical or cultural boundaries. That initial project showed many/ of the values that run deep within the human species and make us all members of one community. 

Read more about our previous and current projects addressing Response, Recovery, and Resilience in times of crisis, including natural disaster response after hurricanes and earthquakes, clean-up and rehabilitation of homes and community buildings, and installing and maintaining solar panel systems.

With the increasingly destructive annual hurricane seasons, and often unreliable electrical grids, it is vital that we move quickly towards complete energy independence and stability. Particularly in the Caribbean, solar technology is the most efficient and reliable source of renewable energy. Sail Relief Team has installed and maintained solar panels, batteries, and inverters in homes, community buildings, and is in development of a locally owned solar panel microgrid in Vieques, Puerto Rico. For our most recent work, check Latest Updates.

Learn more about our La Finca de Hamberto Farm, where we are developing a small scale farm in preparation of food security, hosting educational seminars, and encouraging local food production.

Reach out to us here if you are interested in collaborating on work in the region, volunteering with us, or have press inquiries. Please leave us a message below, and interested volunteers can also contact us via WorkAway or WWOOF

Sail Relief Team founder and president, Edgar Oscar Ruiz (left), with volunteers and newly constructed chicken palace made from upcycled materials.