September 25

Millions of Americans in Puerto Rico Need our Help NOW!!!

While we all sit around debating whether or not NFL players have the right to take a knee during the national anthem (they absolutely do), millions of our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico and the USVI have had their lives upended and are facing a humanitarian crisis of unimaginable proportions…..no electricity or water (for possibly up to a year), running out of food, infrastructure destroyed, houses ruined, crops laid to waste, etc. etc. Reports out of Puerto Rico especially paint a grim picture of chaos and spreading hysteria.

Our leaders’ energies are much better focused on real, life-or-death issues. I’m lookin’ directly at you, Mr. Trump. Put down the twitter account, stop disparaging Americans for one reason or another, and actually start doing your job.

I can’t think of any better way to stand up for America, to demonstrate how much we love this place, than for every single one of us to pitch in, give a little bit of money, to the groups listed in this New York Times article, and give the desperate Americans in the Caribbean a fighting chance of getting through this impossibly difficult situation. They’ve got a long road ahead of them, a very dangerous road, and it’s up to all of us, from the President on down, to help however we can. Whether we stand, kneel, or do anything else when the national anthem is playing is a distraction. What’s going on in Puerto Rico and the other islands devastated by Hurricane Maria, that’s the real deal.

p.s. Yes, it’s true. The residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are 100% American citizens. Regardless, we should be helping them anyway. Thanks.

Click below for more info and a list of organizations gathering relief funds:

 

How to Help Victims of Hurricane Maria

Just weeks after Hurricane Irma ransacked the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria pummeled the region again. Maria, the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall on Puerto Rico since 1932, devastated the island on Wednesday, knocking out electricity and soaking towns. “It is nothing short of a major disaster,” Gov.


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Posted September 25, 2017 by brainstembob@yahoo.com in category "Current Events

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