Group of 45 volunteers from New York arrives in Puerto Rico to continue rebuilding

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Group of 45 volunteers from New York arrives in Puerto Rico to continue rebuilding The mayor of Morovis, Carmen Maldonado (c), accompanied by other mayors, participates in an event to continue the reconstruction of the place due to the damages caused by Hurricane Maria. EFE / Archive

 About 45 volunteers from the New York Governor’s office, Andrew Cuomo, the Heart 911 organization, and the State University of New York are located in the municipality of Morovis (north-center) to continue with the reconstruction of the island after the passage of hurricane Maria.

The mayor of Morovis, Carmen Maldonado, explained in a press release that the volunteers, who are mostly carpenters, will join local volunteers in the La Línea and Vietnam communities, with the goal of reaching all neighborhoods.

“We are intensifying the relief efforts, because it is a reality that continues to be lived in today’s Puerto Rico, at least in Morovis, we are not going to leave them alone,” Maldonado said in written statements.

Maldonado explained that it was during the last Puerto Rican Parada in New York, where he asked Cuomo for additional help in the reconstruction work.
“We are very grateful for the generosity of Heart 911, convened by Cuomo, who since last year have been with us in different ways,” said the mayor.

The organization Heart 911 specifically designed for Puerto Rico the concept “Today I’m Brave: 100 Roofs”, which is to promote resilience, knowing that hurricane seasons will be more active and the buildings that are made these weeks must comply with the most high standards and withstand hurricane winds.

The goal is to repair a hundred houses, said Maldonado.
For his part, the community leader and coordinator of the working groups, Neftalí Burgos, stressed the importance of continuing to help families who continue to struggle to move forward.

“Although many advances have been made at a general level in Puerto Rico, our call is to think about the importance of identifying cases of need and seeking help.” Many people in difficult situations are depressed, they are reluctant to seek help, and in other cases They have lost hope, we are to give it back to them, “he said. (EFEUSA) .-

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