Newark's Puerto Rican community rises up for post-Hurricane Maria relief effort

Newark's Puerto Rican community rises up for post-Hurricane Maria relief effort


By:  Mark J. Bonamo
TAP

 

A combination of hard-core effort, empathy for the suffering of family and friends, and fiery outrage over the progress of federal relief efforts fueled a two-day weekend relief drive by Newark's Puerto Rican community to provide help for their beleaguered homeland that was torn apart by Hurricane Maria.

"We waited too long to respond, and once we responded, the level of the robustness of what we needed has not been realized. This is unacceptable," Menendez said. "He can really ratchet it up big time, but he's going at a snail's pace to do this. And throwing out paper towels to people isn't going to help the people of Puerto Rico." 

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