New York assists Puerto Rico recuperate from hurricane Maria. The houses devastated by hurricane Maria are undergoing reinstallation especially the cabinets and furniture. The cement rooms have been washed away. The mud line reveals the height to which the water rose in during the September 2017 storm.
Further, the Yellow hard hatted participants from All Hands and Hearts will disinfect the walls and floors, organizing the home for welcoming the university students who will arrive in June and building trades professionals who will ready the home for the couples who live in there.
This is not a U.S. government attempt or even a task by the cash crunched Puerto Rican government. The restoration and reconstructing is a gallantry of volunteer project organized by New York State, which has taken the responsibility of the participants and the island locals narrate as an exceptional effort by a solitary state government and population to assist the American territory.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been criticized Puerto Rico and the mainland for hardly doing their bit to help the people who have suffered. Its response has been very slow. Sarah Jahr, the 24-year-old All Hands and Hearts project manager on the site said that all they want is to reestablish the people in their homes.
The All Hearts and Hands team had all together 30 homes to finish working on. UNICEF USA has about 1,000 on its island-wide waiting list.
Max Ranjit is a reporter for Roswell Gazette. After graduating from Central New Mexico Community College, Max got an internship at NPR and worked as a reporter and sound engineer. Max has also worked as a reporter for VICE. Max covers entertainment and community events for Roswell Gazette.