The beautiful U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is still recovering slowly from the 2017 Category 4 Hurricane Maria.

Here we are, over 13 months later and it is still a major crisis.  The recovery has been very slow according to,

Sixty-four Puerto Ricans died during Maria and an estimated 2,975 Puerto Ricans perished from hurricane-related problems in the five months afterwards – many from treatable chronic illnesses because the power outage prevented them from getting antibiotics, insulin and other medical care.

To say that the island of 3.3 million has not yet recovered – from the damage or the trauma– is an understatement. One year after Maria, nearly every pillar of Puerto Rican society remains devastated.

There is a way we can help.  The American Red Cross of Southwest Michigan will be raising funds for those affected by natural disaster in Mexico and Puerto Rico at The Union this Saturday (Nov 10th) from 3-7 PM.



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