Local Puerto Rican groups continue Fiona relief efforts
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — People gathered inside the Avalon on State Street to drop off donations and support hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. People are still in desperate need of help.
Fiona ripped through the island, causing mass destruction. That’s where the group Puerto Ricans United in The Distance comes in.
The organization teamed up with Ibero-American Action League to collect donations and fundraise for Puerto Rico. Those donations, monetary or physical, will go to the “Team Cuca Foundation”. That team will then travel to the island and work directly with those who need help.
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Irene Sanchez, founder of Puerto Rican’s United in the Distance says there are still many Puerto Ricans who have not fully recovered, and many who might have lost whatever they had left.
“What we have planned so far, is the Team Cuca Foundation, they already have volunteers ready to go, they’re just waiting for us to send them funds we raise. They’re going to be purchasing supplies from the small businesses that were affected and those supplies are going to be distributed on the island, we’re talking about food, diapers, baby food.”
Leaders of the event hope to raise $10,000 dollars. Groups continue to travel from Rochester to the island.