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Samaritan’s Purse sends third shipment to Puerto Rico

A cargo plane with 27 tons of supplies took off from Greensboro on Monday.

GREENSBORO, NC – Millions of people in Puerto Rico are still recovering from Hurricane Fiona. He wreaked havoc on the island a week ago.

On Monday, Samaritan’s Purse sent more aid to the island. Dave Holzhauer, with his Disaster Response Unit, said Monday’s shipment from Greensboro was their third shipment to the island.

“We are sending rolls of tarpaulin which will be used to cover roofs and windows to prevent flooding,” Holzhauer said. We also send water filtration systems to provide clean water and lots of cleaning kits so people can clean their homes after they are flooded. »

Holzhauer said they currently have 16 people helping families with boots in the field. Drinking water and emergency shelter are essential needs right now.

“They see a lot of damage that first happened with Hurricane Maria, and then this storm came in and vilified many of the island’s weaknesses in terms of the power grid and water supply,” Holzhauer said. . “Many people don’t have access to electricity or clean water.”

Samaritan’s Purse has 27 tons of emergency relief supplies that will go all over the island.

“We mainly focus on some of the southern and western areas, but we provide tarps and water systems on all parts of the island.”

This is the last shipment the international Christian relief organization plans to send, but their team will remain on the island as long as necessary.