Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief Fund

WBFO

With almost half of Puerto Rico still without power, the American Red Cross is still providing relief.

With many parts of their home still devastated by Hurricane Maria two months later, hundreds of individuals and families from Puerto Rico are coming to Buffalo in search of a place to live and work. The International Institute of Buffalo will hold an event next week to help those arrivals find a job.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Local not-for-profit agencies and volunteers are working to collect basic needs and assist people arriving in Buffalo from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Several gathered in Buffalo Monday to provide information to those who are arriving in Buffalo and possibly staying for the long-term.

Chris Caya WBFO News

A new relief effort is underway to help Hurricane Maria survivors now living in Buffalo.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The island of Puerto Rico faces months of cleaning up and rebuilding following Hurricane Maria. On Thursday, 125 members of the New York Army National Guard flew out of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, along with supplies that will go toward the ongoing relief effort in the U.S. territory.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Officials in the City of Buffalo, as well as leaders of the local Hispanic community, are praising the public for its generosity so far in the effort to collect aid for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. But supplies are still badly needed, and a network of drop-off sites will remain available through the end of next week.


Chris Caya WBFO News

The City of Buffalo is teaming up with the region's Latino leaders to launch a "Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief Fund" drive. A large crowd turned out on the steps of City Hall Friday afternoon to mobilize the community.