WBIR Coverage of ET4PR

East Tennesseans with ties to Puerto Rico met to talk about the relief efforts on the island Friday.They're organizing a donation drive and RAM will transport the supplies. Group leaders said they're looking for items requested by people in the affected area. But many said they're having trouble reaching loved ones.

"Puerto Rico is a small island, isolated," Loida Velazquez with East Tennessee for Puerto Rico said. "Harvey attacked Texas and there were states around sending things. In order to get things to Puerto Rico they have to fly or they have to come by boat."

Request supplies include:

  • Bottled Water
  • Water purification tablets
  • Baby formula
  • Baby wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Baby and adult diapers
  • Canned and nonperishable foods
  • Canned and powdered milk
  • Over the counter pain medicine
  • Stomach and diarrhea medicine
  • Garbage bags
  • Towels
  • Pet food
  • Bug repellent
  • Sunscreen


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