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Sununu announces effort to send goods to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

28 September 2017

"We can go through the information that we know and that we have so that everyone is on the same page in terms of what's needed on the island, what can we do to prepare here at home and to put supports together so that everyone, in essence, is growing in the same direction", Toledo told 69 News.

There were signs of generosity Tuesday inside Mana Wynwood, where hundreds of boxes were filled to the brim with goods eventually headed for Puerto Rico. "I hope they're OK and safe", she said.

"It's going to take a couple of days to get there", Velazquez said.

"New Jersey for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief" is sponsored and spearheaded by the Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey and leaders of New Jersey's half-million-strong Puerto Rican community to rally behind friends and family on the island suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

"It's really sad, because Puerto Rico is just so lovely and that's where my whole culture and family is from", Bibbs told Channel 2.

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She lined up a box truck to transport the donated items to MA.

Organizers said they need more volunteers to help sort through all the donations, as they will be changing locations soon. "I think his daughter was having trouble communicating too", said Raymond Ortiz, Cruz's brother.

"I just saw that they were collecting donations".

Rodriguez said the donations keep coming.

Rodriguez is waiting for word about that option, but said she also heard from a transport company in NY that is willing to ship palettes for $110 per palette, among other offers - some of which were not feasible due to timing. We need more hands, to help right now.

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They also need space on planes and cargo containers on ships to move these items to the island.

Emotional reunions could be seen at Orlando International Airport on Tuesday as people continue to escape from storm-ravaged Puerto Rico.

Their hometown of Guayama has homes and buildings that are leveled, SOS painted on the pavement, and while people beg for food and water, the island is reported to be on the verge of a humanitarian crisis.

"For many people, it's life and death. They are all okay, but the town is gone".

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Sununu announces effort to send goods to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico