'North Carolina for Puerto Rico' Movement Seeks Donations of Emergency Supplies
Help Puerto Ricans devastated by Hurricane Maria
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I’m a Cary resident and native Puerto Rican. My family and I moved from Puerto Rico to North Carolina eight years ago, leaving our families and many friends behind. As you can imagine, we are heartbroken for all the catastrophic destruction caused by Hurricane Maria in our homeland. Fortunately, our families and friends are physically well, but struggling everyday with the aftermath left by that monster storm. Many less fortunate people lost their homes — even their lives. Some friends have described the devastation as if a nuclear bomb was dropped over the island, but without the nuclear effect!
Puerto Rico needs your support. The Puerto Rican community in North Carolina has joined efforts and organized the grassroots movement, “North Carolina for Puerto Rico,” to provide relief to the island by collecting emergency supplies. This movement is a coalition with Puerto Rico Rises-North Carolina and the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration. All donations go directly to United For Puerto Rico, the hurricane relief program managed by the office of the First Lady of Puerto Rico.
If you prefer to help by making a monetary donation you can do so through unitedforpuertorico.com. Please, donate whatever you can. No amount is too small.
Please, see the flyer below for the list of supplies needed. You can drop-off your donations this Saturday, October 7, at either of the two collection sites in Raleigh and Garner.
Puerto Rico has a long way to recovery and can’t make it without your help. Your support can make a difference.