Triangle group collects 50 tons of aid for Puerto Rico

Triangle group collects 50 tons of aid for Puerto Rico

Two dozen MA police officers boarded a plane to Puerto Rico Saturday evening, leaving the mainland to provide much-needed aid more than two weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

"We have 12,300 DoD personnel here in Puerto Rico, more than 600 FEMA and more than 2,000 EMACs from 25 states in Puerto Rico serving through the emergency", he said, adding that the hospital ship USNS Comfort is serving around Puerto Rico with a capacity of about 1,000 patients.

One by one, cars are pulling into the parking lot filled with food and supplies for the people of Puerto Rico.

She says it was just a few weeks ago her family was stranded in Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria. "Our hope is that Sunday's community relief effort will help provide some comfort to our fellow citizens here and in Puerto Rico".

Others include the University of Central Florida, Valencia College and Seminole State College in the Orlando area.

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For families, like Santos, this is the least they can do to help their homes.

PRSA President Odalyz Guzman explained the organization's choice to go forward with donating to the Hispanic Federation's UNIDOS.

"We want them to know our door is open and all of us at Eastern Florida are ready to help them anyway we can".

Cruz said, "This is what being a police officer is all about, and this is why we're going down there". She believes she can to do her part by volunteering her time in events such as the Global Café. For more information, visit the Volunteer Ministers website. "We are here for the long haul to make sure the island not only recovers but prospers".

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