The workers, students, youth and elderly in Puerto Rico are facing horrific conditions resulting from hurricane Maria. Millions are homeless, without electricity, food or water. There is a serious shortage of fuel and barely any cell phone service. Much of the country is inaccessible because roads and bridges are impassable. Hospital generators are lacking the fuel necessary to operate and many people will die. The situation is dire, and the expectation is that it will take weeks to restore power to hospitals, as much as six months to restore power to communities.
Puerto Rico is an island of 3.5 million U.S. citizens.
UAW Region 9A has launched a campaign for online donations at bit.ly/UAWforPR.
Many lives and the future of our Puerto Rico are in peril. Please do what you can to show them that they are not forgotten and that we stand with them.
*If you prefer to send a check, you may send it to UAW Region 9A, 111 South Road, Farmington, CT 06032. Payable to UAW Region 9A, and marked “Puerto Rico Relief”.