Heros for Puerto Rico
There are no words that I can say that would be
enough! Thank you to the many Puerto Ricans across
the country that went into action immediately after the
catastrophe that is called Hurricane Maria hit our be-
loved Island of Puerto Rico on September 20th, 2017.
by: Jolie Gonzalez-Padilla
For days leading up to it, I kept thinking, it’s going to
shift direction -we prayed and prayed, but as we know,
Hurricane Maria did hit Puerto Rico, and at its stron-
gest possible category – I remember for days afterward
I was glued to internet radio and social media channels
that were coming out of Puerto Rico. There was so little
news available, I think I cried continuously for an entire
week, even now I continue to hurt and cry for our Is-
land…. As most of us were, I was scared, I was worried,
and I was sad….
Like many people, I was not reach my father for almost
a month afterward. When I finally did hear from him
I cried and thanked GOD that he was fine -but many
people were not, many people lost their homes -many
people lost their lives, and many people were forced to
move with next to nothing, to many states through-
out the U.S. For those people and families, and for the
families that have chosen to remain in Puerto Rico, our
prayers continue to be with you every day.
It’s no secret that Puerto Ricans are patriotic people
¬-we love our Island, our people, and our flag….and
that is why I decided to do this special feature.
I wanted to share just some of the stories of those that
helped and continue to help in the rebuilding of Puerto
Rico -it’s just another way to say Thank you, for their
effort, and for their sacrifices -
---I admire those people that have the courage to be on
the front line, those who take action and make things
happen, those with the will to work hard, and whose
aim is to make a different and save lives.
In this issue we are saying Thank you to Memphis
Tennessee and Tampa Bay, Florida….
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