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It’s been almost two months since hurricanes Maria and Irma struck Puerto Rico, and the island is still rebuilding.
Philadelphia is home to over 120,000 Puerto Ricans. A coalition of local organizations and political actors calling themselves Unidos PA’PR have been collecting money and goods such as generators, water and mosquito repellant to send to those in need on the island since mid-September — as much as 480,000 pounds, by its own estimate.
— Unidos Pa'PR (@UnidosPaPR) October 30, 2017
Coalition members include Councilwomen Maria Quiñones-Sánchez, the city’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and nonprofits Concilio and Taller Puertorriqueño.
Per Unidos PA’PR: “As many Puerto Ricans decide to evacuate the island and come to Pennsylvania in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, they will need our help.”
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