Ishler Puerto Rico Survival

As many of you have seen, Puerto Rico was hit by not only one, but TWO hurricanes within the span of 2 weeks in September. Irma and Maria were two "women" that showed no mercy to this island. (Irma on Sept. 7 and Maria on Sept. 20) After Maria hit, "La Isla de Encanto" (Charming Island) was no longer charming. As of October 14, it is reported that only 16% of the island has electricity. There is very little drinking water, but tons of water/flooding all over. The food is also scarce.

All of that being said, my cousin Kenny and his family are part of this devastation. They take cold "showers," no air conditioning, and have become non-voluntary vegetarians because there is no meat or much food for that matter. Kenny's job is not stable to due the lack of food and electricity. His daughters (ages 9 and 7) are attending school for 4 hours a day, but there is no electricity there either and gets flooded due to the ocean nearby, so at times, they have to evacuate. 

We are trying to get the whole family here to find a better life, but they will be starting with nothing but suitcases of belongings they bring with them.  They can use anything we can give them to get them on their feet and reestablished with clothes, jobs, and groceries...and that's not even talking about flights, a permanent place to live, transporation, etc. 

Please help out in any way you can to help get them back on their feet once they get here to Texas.
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Deanna Hernandez Perkins 
Cedar Park, TX
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