3 million Americans without power in Puerto Rico - here's how to donate

3 million Americans without power in Puerto Rico - here's how to donate

3 million Americans without power in Puerto Rico - here's how to donate

Sen. Melisa Franzen (D-Edina) grew up in Puerto Rico.

A local man is trying everything to get in touch with his parents, who live in Puerto Rico.

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban also provided his team plane to J.J. Barea to fly to Puerto Rico to drop off supplies and pick up his family members.

Puerto Rico congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzalez (@Jenniffer2012) thanked Pitbull for his generosity on Twitter.

"Puerto Rico needs a lot of money".

And this weekend, the Minnesota Twins are are collecting non-perishable food, bottled water and cash donations outside the gates. Information on how to donate can be found here.

The federal government had already responded with relief packages for hurricanes Harvey (Texas) and Irma (Florida). I don't wanna be here with my hands crossed and see what happens.

Puerto Rico is said to be in crisis after Hurricane Maria, with almost everyone still without power and more than one million people without safe drinking water a week after the storm hit.

Roughly 97 percent of the island's 3.4 million people are will without power, while half still don't have access to running water.

Rossello's call came a day after President Donald Trump said Puerto Rico was in "deep trouble" as hurricane devastation adds to the debts that have already pushed the United States territory into bankruptcy. So, Cox came up with a plan.

"FEMA does have people in Puerto Rico", she says. The event - which will include a dinner and entertainment - is scheduled for October 15. More details will be announced in the coming days, Cox said.

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"Given the significant cost associated with the reconstruction efforts, it is in the American people's best interest to ensure that every dollar is used as effectively as possible", Flake wrote in the letter. Amy Nieto, Gabriela Rodriguez and Ricardo Torres organized a supply drive last weekend and have another planned next weekend. "Top priorities", he said would be "food, water and medical".

The cause is personal for each organizer.

The doctors are going to Puerto Rico in two separate groups over the next two weeks, each spending about a week's time there for the trip.

"I can't express the pure gratitude they had knowing help is on the way", McKay said.

"I could feel how scared they were, but I knew I taught them to be survivors".

"This uncertainty is really taking a hold on all of us", Nieto said.

"The main goal of the campaign is to raise awareness", she added.

But, Rodriguez said, they have taken comfort in the outpouring of support from the Puerto Rican community.

But instead of feeling helpless about what's happening to her homeland, Pechin is putting all of her energy into organizing Friday's fundraiser.

It's located at the corner of Washington Avenue and Lake Shore Drive. More information can be found here. And the military is sending other aircraft to aid in relief efforts.

She wants to bring awareness to the millions in need.

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