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URGENT: Volunteers with engineering skills needed in Puerto Rico!

This UPDATED CALL to ACTION is for volunteers with expertise and hands-on knowledge 0f HVAC, generator repair, electrical, plumbing, etc. Former combat engineers would be invaluable.

When you respond to the email below, please include your phone number so we can contact you!

The ventilation system Good Samaritan Hospital in Aguadilla was severely damaged by Hurricane Maria. Currently, there is still no electricity for the hospital, no working generator, and no air conditioning or dehumidifier in a hot, humid climate. These conditions put the patients currently in this hospital at risk. Some of the most critical patients have been airlifted to the mainland, but there is still an urgent need for a functioning regional hospital.

We are especially looking for volunteers who can be in Ft. Lauderdale by Thursday evening for a flight to Puerto Rico on Friday morning, October 13.

If you have these skills to share, please email Billy Simmons at Please include your phone number in your email reply. He will respond in the evening after work. Those who will be joining our team in Puerto Rico, please contact and stay in touch with Billy.

Oath Keepers members are familiar with our CPT program. With our Community Preparedness Teams, we prepare, ahead of time, for potential emergencies or disasters. The skills we’ve used so far in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico this year include, security, medical, communications, preparedness, and now engineering. We’re helping our neighbors, even though those neighbors may live thousands of miles away.

Please help support our efforts in Puerto Rico.
Our only funding is from our members and generous donations.
Please help us help the people of Puerto Rico.

If you would like to donate by check, the mailing address is:
Oath Keepers, 5130 S. Fort Apache Rd. Ste 215, Las Vegas, NV 89148.

Following are more photos showing the damage to Good Samaritan Hospital in Aguadilla as a result of Hurricane Maria:


URGENT: Volunteers with engineering skills needed in Puerto Rico!


URGENT: Volunteers with engineering skills needed in Puerto Rico!


URGENT: Volunteers with engineering skills needed in Puerto Rico!

Photo credit: Keith Campbell







  1. I wish I could be there, My town of Yabucoa was destroyed by Maria. But due to my recent back surgery it is impossible for me. As you know I’m a combat engineer and I built several homes in the island in the past. I have heavy Equipment / Medical / Electrical /Welding and mechanical experiences.Also speak fluent Spanish. And I really want to be there representing my Oath Keeper brothers.
    Juan (tango-warrior)

  2. Looks to me, as an ex manufacturing engineer, that what’s needed are also blue collar sheet metal, welder/fabricators.

  3. I would require more data.
    I am a mechanical engineer, with extensive project management experirnce, in large scale construction projects.

  4. I’m am ex-Viet Nam Era Special Weapons Military Vet, an ex-Police Officer, with plumbing, residential construction & gas line installation experience , and a Class A-CDL. If you can get me to PR I’ll work for food & water. 3307014463 OH EST.

  5. I was a conventional machinist mate in Reactor Department onboard the USS Carl Vinson that is currently out of work. Can you send more details?

  6. I wish I could I have experience in electric and elevator as well as a working knowledge of most of the other trades. My wife just passed last month and I’m tied up in paperwork. If you still need in a month I can probably make it for food and shelter

  7. If you have someone that’s a welder, get a bunch of 55 gallon barrels, stack them and weld them together. Get a block and tackle and hoist two of them together to the top of the stock, then have a second welder weld those together. At the bottom you can get a couple of guys with tin snips and some baling wire with duct tape to rig a plenum chamber to adapt the barrels to the air conditioning unit. This might be a good temporary solution. If you can’t find a welder, get a case of JB weld and use it to go around the rims where the barrels fit together. I don’t know if the JB weld will hold but might be able to shore up the points between the barrels with conduit and duct tape.

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