Triangle group collects 50 tons of aid for Puerto Rico

Passengers await news on the status of a flight from Houston to San Juan in Bush Intercontinental Airport on Thursday

Officers from several MA police departments are arriving in Puerto Rico Saturday on a mission to help on the hurricane-ravaged island.

Assured Guaranty, along with a second insurer MBIA Inc, filed their lawsuit against the island's government and a federally appointed financial oversight board on May 3, a day after Puerto Rico announced a historic restructuring of its public debt. "The need is unimaginable, and as Central Floridians we need to do all we can to help our brothers and sisters on the island", said Daryl Tol, president and CEO of Florida Hospital and Central Florida Division - Adventist Health System. "If we can help, we're going to help them", added Lt.

Volunteers can be heard cheering and clapping as the supplies come in.

"The parts that we're trying to target are the parts that is not metropolitan that normally tends to be left behind and these containers can go directly to them", hospital chaplain Edwin Alicea said. He has declined to identify those medicines but said Friday that the FDA would disclose any shortages if they occur; drug shortages are routinely listed on the FDA's website. The governor of Puerto Rico liked the response and the mayors of towns around San Juan applauded the response. The FDA said medicines and medical devices account for about 30 percent of Puerto Rico's gross domestic product, and about 80 percent of those products are used by residents of Puerto Rico and the 50 states.


Puerto Rico officials continue to work closely with the Defense Department, the and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and with state-to-state partners through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, he noted.

Save the Children has reported that there are "children's spaces" being constructed inside of shelters that will give children a sense of normalcy while they wait to return to school.

"I'm just so grateful cause Puerto Rico needs help", Terry Cruz, with SCSO, said.

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