Cumberland County Gathers Supplies to Be Sent to Puerto Rico

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It's been several months since Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, and now residents on the island are slowly beginning to regain electricity.

But thousands are still waiting.

For those living without power, supplies are crucial, but thanks to residents in our area more much help is on the way.

On Monday, February 12th, three shipping containers in Cumberland County were filled up with supplies collected by local organizations, community members, and the CEO Group/SNJ Today-produced Heart to Heart Puerto Rico Telethon.

Officials say after battling with the logistics, "They were able to secure a way" to send the containers to finally send help to those in need.

"It just feels good, said John Mangel, president of the CEO Group. "And it's one of the things, that being able to help people who are in need, and hopefully at one point if it were to happen to me that somebody would be there to kind of lend a hand and help me out."

The containers will be shipped from Pennsauken and once they arrive in Puerto Rico, the goods will be distributed by volunteers to residents on the island who are still without power.

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