Photos: Columbia responds to need in Puerto Rico
“One is running out of food and the other is running out of water,” says Yanira Rivera about family members who are battling conditions in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, “My in-laws are running out of birthday cake that they found in the grocery store because that was it. So that's what they are eating.”
Along with dozens of volunteers, Rivera and a team of organizers gathered Saturday at La Isla Bonita to set up a drop off point for food and supplies to be sent to the storm ravaged island. They'll be collecting items until 4 p.m. and several large trucks will leave Columbia tomorrow.
“My husband has had one communication with his mom and with his brother. I've only spoken to my mom twice and it was less than ten seconds. It was basically, "I'm fine.,” says Rivera, “And the second time, ‘I just want you to know I'm good. I'm running out of food. There's no food but I am OK.”
Yanira Rivera (Above)
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