L44 & Secretary Arnie Duncan Travel to PR to Help Island

A group of #44 Alumni traveled to Puerto Rico six months after Hurricane Maria hit the island to help those still struggling in its aftermath.

Overall the trip was a huge success. Over 15,000 kids received classroom supplies, Walmart donated playground equipment, 25 former appointees and two private sector partners attended. It was a huge lift for those who participated spirits as well. #ConPRmetidos was the perfect partner.

Thank you for continuing to help the island and bring attention to its needs.

 

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We need to take their message and keep shining the light on what is going on and the unfairness of what’s happening here to U.S. citizens in the island. We have a desire to bring others with us when we come back, because we will be back.
— Ambassador Mari-Carmen Aponte to NBC News
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