CHICAGO — A Fed Ex aircraft filled with aid provides is heading to Puerto Rico on Saturday.
Chicago’s Puerto Rican group has been gathering donations for weeks, however did not have a approach of getting them to the island. The Rainbow PUSH coalition requested Fed Ex to step in and assist.
“We have now the community to assist. We now have the plane to fly everywhere in the world. So at a moments discover we will step up,” stated FedEx consultant Michael Rennine.
The plan is to distribute the 158 thousand kilos of water, meals, and different provides throughout the Island, particularly in areas which were onerous to get to.
Members of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition are additionally calling on Washington, to not overlook the individuals of Puerto Rico. Within the three weeks since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico a lot of the Island nonetheless does not have energy or operating water. forty five individuals have died.
“This darkness and devastation that we’re witnessing on the island of Puerto Rico for Americans to be struggling like this at this second within the twenty first century is unconscionable,” stated Reverend Janette Wilson of The Rainbow Push Coalition.
The Fed Ex flight will head to San Juan Saturday morning. Reverend Jesse Jackson will greet the aircraft. Jackson will work with church buildings in Puerto Rico to distribute the provides.
The Rainbow PUSH Coalition says it is the primary of many aid provide flights that may head to Puerto Rico.