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Locals Help With Puerto Rico Recovery


Last updated 12/20/2017 at 3:21pm

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Kiersten Wilber (above left) and John Pate (far right) spent their Thanksgiving helping the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

After returning from a trip to Puerto Rico to assist those who have been left destitute in the wake of Hurricane Maria, which hit in September, Kiersten Wilber and John Pate report a strong will among the island's people.

"I was blown away with how resilient they are despite being treated like second-class citizens who don't have a voice or representation in American government," Wilber said. "Because even though they are American citizens, they have not been receiving the same benefits that hurricane victims in Texas and in Florida have been receiving."

Puerto Rico is an unincorporated t...

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