Wilmington Response collects donations for relief in Puerto Rico
They've sent trucks full of supplies to Houston and Florida, but Wilmington Response is gearing up to make their farthest delivery yet. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -
They've sent trucks full of supplies to Houston and Florida, but Wilmington Response is gearing up to make their farthest delivery yet. Nick Hiteshew said several organizations and businesses are teaming up to collect supplies to meet immediate needs in Puerto Rico.
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, millions across the island are left without power and access to running water. Hiteshew said they are collecting food, medical supplies, pet food and pet supplies for people who desperately need them.
Hiteshew said he know recovery efforts will be ongoing, but right now they are looking to provide immediate relief.
"We need to stop thinking about Puerto Rico as Puerto Rico and think about this as a humanitarian effort," he said, "Forget what state, what country it's in, do the best that we can to get the supplies and the help they need and let them know we love them and want to help them out the best we can."