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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Help us Help Puerto Rico

After hurricane Maria, the people of Puerto Rico are struggling getting their basic needs met. Some have lost their homes and find themselves now homeless. People  don't have drinking water nor power. Groceries stores are a real mess to get in, and when you finally get in, there is little food to buy. It is a real chaotic situation. It is a humanitarian crisis!!!

I am a Puerto Rican minister living in Plainfield, New Jersey, with family living in the island. My heart aches for them, and for the whole people of Puerto Rico. Ever since the hurricane passed through, I've been wanting to do something, and now I've come with a concrete idea. 

With your help, we will raised money to make boxes of food that will be send by mail through the US Postal Service down to Puerto Rico. These boxes will be individual boxes given to families, by far, much better than the ones some are receiving (if they are lucky) 
by FEMA. The food in these boxes will be more nutritious and will last more days. 

With the help of my sister Waleska (Wally) Williams, we will buy the food and ensemble the boxes, and send them off to Puerto Rico. 

Down in the island these boxes will be received my sister Aida Ortega and her family. She has identified families in need with the help of her daughters Karem and Carmen. They are both teachers of public schools, in very poor neighbors and most of their students have lost their homes. They will be donating these boxes to identified families and pictures will be provided for us to see where our donations are going. 

With your help, we can give water and food to families in need. Please, give whatever you can. Give with a grateful heart for the many blessings you have. Give with compassion, and give out of joy. Help us help others. We will appreciate all your help. 

Thank you!

With a grateful heart,

Rev. D├ímaris E. Ortega, Waleska Williams 
& Aida Ortega

Waleska (Wally) Williams

Aida Ortega