The investment will help provide relief for Latin America, including the Mexico quake and Hurricane Maria through Direct Relief, MAP International, and local Mexican and Puerto Rican organizations in collaboration with 3M Mexico and 3M Puerto Rico. We have created this that will help rebuild our island.
The government has also hired 56 small contractors to clear trees and put up new power lines and poles and will be sending tanker trucks to supply neighborhoods as they run out of water. "It's going to take the next three or four days for even first responders to get out into the streets", said Philadelphia City Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez.
Quinones-Sanchez says they will be using the city's Puerto Rican Day Parade activities on Sunday as a way to raise money for the storm-ravaged island. "Join us and help Puerto Rico recover!" the intiative said on its website.
As many as 5,000 to 10,000 people are expected to participate in the weekend activities.
A graphic showing the path of Hurricane Maria as of early morning
Jorge Posada, who played 17 years for the N.Y. Yankees as a catcher, is close to achieving the goal of $100,000 for hurricane relief efforts.
Local organizations are looking to establish a GoFundMe page.
"Our hearts go out to those affected by the recent earthquakes in Mexico and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and surrounding areas", said Kim Price, president, 3M Foundation.