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.


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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