Local group raises money for Puerto Rico

09 October, 2017, 00:51 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • Manuela Libran 67 left and Maria Roman residents of the Aires de Manantial a residence for low-income elderly people sit by caution tape placed there to keep people away because the ceiling needs repair in Trujillo Alto Puerto Rico Wednesday Oct

The group is called Tostonazo and is made up of local Puerto Ricans living in Houston. Litten writes on the GoFundMe page that a large portion of the funds will go to aid the Puerto Rican population; another portion will go to the agency she is traveling with, the National Nurses United's Registered Nurse Response Network; and lastly to help cover lost wages during her trip, some travel expenses and equipment. She arrived at Newark Airport tonight after being stuck in Puerto Rico for 17 days.

The lawsuit contended the fiscal plan, approved in March by the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, violated provisions of the 2016 Puerto Rico rescue law known as PROMESA and the U.S. Constitution.

Right now Medina says what they need most is donations to help fund the work they are doing.

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Litten, who traveled to Puerto Rico on Wednesday along with almost 60 other nurses from throughout the U.S.is seeking to raise $20,000 on GoFundMe.com.

After a small group of progressive activists picketed his Massapequa Park office last Wednesday, calling for more federal support to the island, King said the potential for people to leave the island underscores the need for substantial and sustained help from the federal government.

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