Students in Miss Hall's and Miss Flynn's Spanish classes attended a presentation by Maria Delgado Sutton. She shared information about the status of people in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, a category 4 storm that destroyed much of the island.
Six months after the hurricane she is still in touch with family and friends. She reported to the students that many people in remote areas are still without power, food, or clean water.
To help people in Puerto Rico, she started #pr1boxatatime. The mission is simple: one box at a time can make a difference in someone's life.
The group collects and packs boxes of non-perishable food items, flashlights, batteries, and personal care products. They mail the boxes of supplies along with notes of encouragement and sentiments to volunteers they know and trust. The volunteers then distribute the boxes to people in need.
The students were moved by the presentation and want to do something to help. They will spearhead a food drive in their schools.
For more information on how you can help, you can visit the Facebook page Puerto Rico One Box At A Time or Instagram puertorico1box.
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