ShareThis

Leaders Form Non-Profit For Puerto Rico

Leaders Form Non-Profit For Puerto Rico CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ (CBS) — A Camden County Freeholder has announced a partnership to raise funds for the recovery effort in Puerto Rico, which suffered catastrophic damage when Hurricane Maria tore across the US Commonwealth.

Camden County Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez says 3.4 million Americans are without water, electricity, fuel, or fresh food.

“The situation that we have in Puerto Rico is devastating, it’s unprecedented, it’s horrible. The people are suffering something terrible,” she said.

Rodriguez says the most practical way to help is to send money, so leaders from the community, including the Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey, have formed a non-profit.

“‘Boricuas from New Jersey Para Puerto Rico’ is what we’re calling it. There is absolutely no administrative expense to donate to this fund, so that every dollar that’s donated through here goes directly to the island,” Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez says the goal is to raise as much money as possible, with the effort culminating in a marathon statewide event October 8th.

Article continues below

advertisement
Pj Fitz Storm Ad  2017 728x90

Contributions to Boricuas from New Jersey Para Puerto Rico can be made at any South Jersey Federal Credit Union branch.


Author: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/09/28/new-jersey-community-leaders-form-non-profit-to-aid-puerto-rico-recovery/ - Molly Daly

Archives


Former South Jersey Teacher...

New Jersey Watchdog Agency...

Dramatic Video Captures...

1 Suspect Dead, Another In...

Deadly Overturned Truck...

1 Injured In Bus Fire On...

Sports Betting Is Now Live...

Deptford Shoplifting Suspect..

2 Dead Following Small Plane..

Philadelphia Man Arrested..

New Jersey Looking To...

Sinkhole Nearly Swallows...

NJ Gov. Murphy Gives No...

Police Involved Shooting At...

Cherry Hill Mother, Son...


More Articles