Thanks to everyone who showed up last weekend in Jersey City and to all the talented artists who volunteered their gift for the benefit of our people and our island! Thanks to these incredible efforts, we raised an incredible $30,000 for Maria relief!
A Hurricane Relief Concert in Jersey City raised $30,000, 50 percent over their goal, for the citizens of Puerto Rico that are still in dire need right now.
When the sun sets in Puerto Rico, it brings with it an unencumbered view of the Milky Way. But it’s a view a growing number aren’t sticking around to see. As federal aid and independent relief efforts come trickling onto the island, an increasing number of residents who can afford to, or find a way to, continue to leave — reports already have shown a significant number fleeing to Florida.
When you looked up, you could once see nothing but the lush, emerald canopy of tabonuco and sierra palm trees covering El Yunque National Forest. That was before Hurricane Maria obliterated the only tropical rain forest in the United States forest system.