Cleveland Puerto Ricans Mobilize After Hurricane

Puerto Rico is still trying to get a handle on all that has happened, and needs to be done following Hurricane Maria. Friends and relatives in Northeast Ohio’s Puerto Rican community are still waiting to hear from the island.

On Cleveland’s west side today (Sept 22, 2017), community members gathered supplies at the San Lorenzo Club, to send to the island.

HAMILTON: “My name is Jamie Vega Hamilton. I was at work, and couldn’t focus, and so I decided to leave and see if there was anything I could do to be proactive…”

Tony Ganzer talks about the Northeast Ohio aid effort to WVIZ/PBS.

Debrief aired 25 Sept 2017.

More on the aid efforts

An update from Jamie Hamilton about her family

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