Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is asking residents and local elected officials to make Red Cross donations to aid hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.
“To raise the kind of money and resources using the American Red Cross designated to Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico. People can be rest assured that the money that we raise will go directly to hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.”
State Senator Terisa Ruiz is hoping the entire state contributes to Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
“Make a donation. Whether it’s a dollar or two hundred dollars every little inch will help us get to our goal, which is $100,000. We hope that we will far reach that.”
Newark city councilman Anibal Ramos says it’s time to put politics aside and help hurricane victims in need.
“Regardless of some of the political differences that may exist at times, we’re together in times of crisis when it matters and to make sure that Puerto Rico gets the support that it needs during this very serious crisis.”
The city is hosting a benefit concert on Mount Prospect Avenue on October 7th, and a fundraiser at the Flamboyan Manor on the 8th.