August 30, 2018: More Hardship in Puerto Rico

More trouble is coming for Puerto Rican residents displaced from their homes due to Hurricane Maria. On September 14, residents in FEMA sponsored housing within the US will need to relocate, according to a district judges’ ruling. These displaced residents have been living in this type of housing for nearly 10 months. There may beContinue reading “August 30, 2018: More Hardship in Puerto Rico”

August 28, 2018: Friendship Despite the Challenges

My heart continues to break for Puerto Rico. A report came out this week that the death toll from Hurricane Maria is much higher than originally reported. It didn’t come as a surprise to me, since a storm of that magnitude would make a huge impact. What saddens me is the lack of attention PuertoContinue reading “August 28, 2018: Friendship Despite the Challenges”

February 12, 2018: Priorities

The cemetery near my friend’s town in Puerto Rico closed over the weekend. There was immense damage from Hurricane Maria, so the only option officials have is to close the area. People who have loved ones still buried there can move them to another location, as soon as one is chosen. So the process ofContinue reading “February 12, 2018: Priorities”

February 10, 2018: Hurricane Maria’s Lasting Impact

Last night I received a call from my best friend from Puerto Rico. We only spoke for a few minutes, but she shared with me another heartbreaking piece of information, due to Hurricane Maria’s impact on the island. A local cemetery was heavily damaged, with graves flipped open and dislocated. The area may need toContinue reading “February 10, 2018: Hurricane Maria’s Lasting Impact”