Añasco, Mayagüez, Isabela & Corozal

As you all are aware, the situation in Puerto Rico is devastating. I will be going there next week and personally delivering supplies and funds to families, shelters and organizations. Since there are so many possibilities for donating and helping, I have selected four specific towns close to my heart:

Añasco: This is the town where I grew up and where most of my family still lives. Our main river, Rio Grande de Añasco, flooded low areas and destroyed many homes, including one of my aunts.


Mayaguez: This is where I started college at the University of Puerto Rico. My beloved sisters, Cecy and Damarys, live there and to this day they still don't have running water, electricty or phone.

Isabela: One of my goddauthers, Claudia, and her parents live in this town. I have had zero communication with them so far, but I am aware that this town is in the path threatened now by the failing dam of Lago Guajataca.

Corozal: This is among the most devastated towns. Located in the center of the island, many homes were destroyed, includind the one of my ex-mother-in-law, Doña Adela. Many poeple is his town were left homeless.

ANY funds I am able to raise in here will be distributed among these four towns. I will be purchasing and taking the following supplies with me: personal care kits, water purification tablets, flashlights, OTC medications and sanitary products.

Thank you all!



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