One northeast Ohio man's call to action to rebuild Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Posted at 9:30 AM, Oct 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-10 09:30:14-04

Brian Davis recently returned from Puerto Rico. He and his wife set out on a vacation to honor their 25th anniversary. The trip was supposed to last one week, but then Hurricane Maria made landfall with winds of 155 miles per hour.

"Hotels there were completely wiped out, which meant closing them completely, because the entire hotel was evacuated," said Davis.

Davis was the director for Northeast Ohio for the Homeless for 23 years, but after the storm struck the island, he and his wife found themselves without shelter.

In the days following the hurricane, he led a one-man protest with signs as he attempted to get the attention of media cameras. Davis said he'd never seen such poor relief efforts following a disaster.

The couple eventfully made it home, after their one week trip was extended to two.