How you can help Puerto Rico on Monday

WCPOPublished: October 9, 2017
Published: October 9, 2017

WCPO is holding a telethon to benefit relief for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, leaving more than half of its inhabitants without water and nearly all without power. WCPO has coordinated with Chick-fil-A of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, A Child's Hope International and Cincinnati for Puerto Rico.  The telethon is scheduled for Monday from noon to 8 p.m. (We'll share the call-in number when it's available.) On Monday, Matthew 25: Ministries is sending three shipping containers filled with food, water and supplies from Lunken Airport to Puerto Rico. They plan to send six more containers by the end of the week. More than 200 volunteers have helped the organization "Cincinnati for Puerto Rico" collect and deliver donations from dozens of drop-off sites across the Tri-State, said Armando Delgado, whose parents and four sisters are still on the island. "We are amazed and overwhelmed by the response we have from people here in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. We never imagined we're going to have this much," Delgado said. He added that they've collected about $5,000 and packed 136 pallets with food, water, clothing, diapers and even gas generators at General Cable Corporation in Highland Heights, Kentucky.

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