This time-lapse mural shows how artists can help communities heal

Immediately following the devastation from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, recovery priorities included restoring communities’ access to food, power, and clean water, along with helping people dig out from the rubble. But as basic needs are met in parts of the territory, there’s also a need to do something more intangible, like find ways to boost optimism and hope. In at least one neighborhood, Save the Children has done that by partnering with Apartial, an online community of artists that works with nonprofits to bring colorful, positive imagery back to communities where things seem particularly dark.

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This time-lapse mural shows how artists can help communities heal

Immediately following the devastation from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, recovery priorities included restoring communities’ access to food, power, and clean water, along with helping people dig out from the rubble. But as basic needs are met in parts of the territory, there’s also a need to do something more intangible, like find ways to boost optimism and hope. In at least one neighborhood, Save the Children has done that by partnering with Apartial, an online community of artists that works with nonprofits to bring colorful, positive imagery back to communities where things seem particularly dark.

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