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South Florida Organization Continue Gathering Supplies for Maria Recovery in Puerto Rico

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    NBC 6's Darryl Forges takes us inside a Broward facility that is sending loads of items to the island still rebuilding from the massive storm.

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017)

    Help continues to come in by the truckload for those in Puerto Rico as Food for the Poor is making their mark to help get the country back up and running again following Hurricane Maria.

    The organization is also sending batteries, diapers, nonperishable food, tarps, hygiene items, five gallon bucket of cleaning supplies, and even five commercial grade generators.

    So far, over 30 have died on the island due to the category four storm and the damage will cost billions. The major concern is for everyone to come together to help the people of Puerto Rico get back on their feet.

    “We put our hearts into being able to heal their hearts down there, because it's not right for a people to be suffering in the manner they're suffering,” said executive director Angel Aloma.

    Food for The Poor has worked nonstop to help those devastated in the Caribbean after Maria. They’ve already sent a plane with medications for chronic illnesses like hypertension and diabetes. But with all the goods on the way, there’s more the people of Puerto Rico have to deal with.

    “It's the psychological thing of not being able to get in touch with relatives on the other side of the island,” Aloma said.

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