Local City Collects For Puerto Rico Relief

posted by Joel Makin - 

The City of Greenacres has come through the storm well, according to Mayor Joel Flores.  He says a full sweep of the city was conducted on all of those debris piles left over from Irma.

"We've done that first sweep.  We will probably do another sweep in the coming weeks.  But, for those people that had their debris out, those have been collected now."

Now, the city's attention is on residents of Puerto Rico struggling after Hurricane Maria blew through.

"Over 90 percent of Puerto Rico right now is without power.  I would probably say another 90 percent is without running water.  Without power, you're not going to have towers, signals...you're not going to have great communication.  So what it does, it creates stress for our community...our folks that are here.  We have a large Puerto Rican community."

The mayor says many residents with family in Puerto Rico called him right after the storm and the city started a donation drive, to get items to the U.S. territory.

Click Here for the latest details on the donation drive.

According to a Facebook page the mayor set up, the drop-off location for items has changed:

NEW Donation Drop-off:

South Gate Warehouse East bay 

301 Broadway Riviera Beach, Fl 33404

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