Returning with the memories of my first contact with disaster in Humacao, I felt a sense of calling: patriotism. Our island was in deep need to be saved. With the local government incapable and the US federal government dragging their feet in the sand, we needed an organic movement to rise up again. To all those who saw first hand the disaster, we knew instantly that the island could only be saved by boricuas working hand-hand to save ourselves. The disaster of the century could not wait for the government to figure out how to do something.