The Transylvania Times -

By Matt McGregor
Staff Writer 

Thanksgiving Trip To Puerto Rico 'Putting Gratitude In Action' -Brevard NC


November 23, 2017

Kiersten Wilbur and John Pate will spend Thanksgiving in Puerto Rico. (Times photo by Matt McGregor)

"Putting gratitude in action" is how Kiersten Wilbur describes her Thanksgiving plans to go to Puerto Rico.

She left with boyfriend John Pate Tuesday night for the island to assist the Teacher's Federation of Puerto Rico, a union of teachers, who are helping with recovery from the devastation Hurricane Maria that took place in September.

"We are basically supporting the federation with whatever they need help with," said Wilbur, who is originally from Alaska.

She was a volunteer in the Peace Corps for two years in Peru, and now works as a program coordinator at Mountain Roots, Inc.


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