Local bowling alley holding fundraiser for Puerto Rico

Local bowling alley holding fundraiser for Puerto Rico

Local bowling alley holding fundraiser for Puerto Rico

About 320,000 Puerto Ricans live in Central Florida, and some officials are estimating as many as 100,000 may flee the island and settle with family and friends in the region.

New Jersey State Police is the latest force in the state to send its officers to Puerto Rico to assist in the recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria. As of Friday, only half of Puerto Rico had safe drinking water.

The officers will travel to the island in three waves for two weeks each. She believes she can to do her part by volunteering her time in events such as the Global Café.

As of Friday, about 90 percent of Puerto Rico is still without power, while the death toll has climbed to 36 since Hurricane Maria made landfall on September 20.

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In a news conference today in San Juan, Rossello noted - as Pence said yesterday during a visit to the island - that President Donald J. Trump's administration is committed to the immediate and long-term needs of Puerto Rico.

Alicea said they will ship the containers from Jacksonville and it will take six days for the supplies to get to Puerto Rico. "Who knows if they're going to be able to shower or whatnot, but a lot of our officers have family in Puerto Rico".

"We're keeping a close watch on the most critical medical products", Gottlieb said. However, after Hurricane Maria tore through the very place PRSA represents, Curbelo recalled the board's decision to "help out our family" and donate half the proceeds to the disaster relief fund, UNIDOS.

Right now Medina says what they need most is donations to help fund the work they are doing.

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