Thanks to everyone who came to see Elizardi Castro last week at Middlesex County College! With your help, we raised thousands for Puerto Rico hurricane relief! A big additional thank you to NJ4PR Champion and Partner AARP, who gave a generous donation of $1,000, and to Juan, Mikey and Eli for all their help in making this evening such a rollicking success!

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Octavio Matos Sr. spent 10 days without taking his daily insulin after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico. Patricia Rodriguez had moved to the northern coast of Puerto Rico just months ago, looking for work. Odalys Cordero, and her 10-year old brother, Alexander Deyá, fled the island after the storm, realizing it was no longer safe to stay. All have wound up in New Jersey, part of a continuing — and growing — exodus from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, territories devastated by consecutive, powerful hurricanes that toppled buildings, uprooted trees, and killed at least 48 people.

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