Two weeks after incorporating the Company and two months before scheduling the first consolidated reefer container to be shipped to the U.S., Puerto Rico suffered the worst natural disaster in their history: hurricane Maria. All of a sudden, the island found itself in a situation where it had no idea what to expect or what to do next, and so do F.R.E.S.H, all our plans, goal and ideas were destroyed in one single day. There was no cellular phone communication, no internet, no electricity for weeks and months. The local manufacture’s crops and facilities were destroyed, these were the one that wanted to export and now they have no raw material and we had no business.
Fortunately for us, we found a way to help Puerto Rico in a different way: We were contacted by different religious and non-profit organizations that wanted to bring relief cargo to the Island and for 3 months that’s what we did. We brought close to 40 containers and close to 1,800,000 pounds of food, water, and supplies to help the people on the Island.