Dear Puerto Rico: Sorry about the bumbler in chief

Cheryl Sanders
October 5, 2017

As a result, the hospitals in Puerto Rico are in need of help from the mainland to help ensure a ready blood supply for their patients.

"Well-I'm not Puerto Rican but this is my family", Hobbs said. "We're called Royal Caribbean, and we feel like our Caribbean neighbors needed help, and we've helped", he said.

Oakland's Borinquen Soul and Puerto Rican pop-up Parada 22 have each launched GoFundMe campaigns to assist with relief efforts, publicizing them through social media or signs pasted up inside; Parada 22 manager Mason Bellber says the campaign has received $5,000 in checks along with $2800 in smaller donations online.

Gov. Scott has been the point man for administration efforts, and Jacksonville - whose port handles most of the goods going to the commonwealth - is uniquely positioned as a beachhead for the recovery. "If that means opening up classrooms, that's what we'll do", Clark said. "I've already reached out and heard back from schools who said they can re-purpose a room, make adjustments".

Yesterday, Sharapova tweeted: "Less than 12 months ago I visited the attractive island of Puerto Rico as the guest of Monica Puig for her exhibition match".

America shouldn't let down our citizens in Puerto Rico. As connectors for Puerto Ricans in Northern California, local restaurants have become touchpoints for fundraising, whether through Facebook or in person.

Their experience in helping deal with disaster around the world led them to bring "some of that expertise to bear in Puerto Rico". "The problem is that in the case of Puerto Rico it didn't work as well because the government of Puerto Rico itself was a victim of the storm".

OneBlood also sent blood to Puerto Rico in advance of Hurricane Maria arriving and did the same before Hurricane Irma as well.

"I think we're over 3,000 now, as of this week". "They'll store it for us".

Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, the joint force land component commander on the island and the Department of Defense Liaison to FEMA, told PBS NewsHour on Saturday the situation was dire for many.

"I'm cautiously optimistic that we're going to begin to see conditions improve. I don't have power", said passenger Michael Rivera after he and his children reunited with his mother Migdalia.

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