Volunteers give Puerto Rican families coats, food after relocating to Cleveland
Families from Puerto Rico were gifted coats and food Wednesday evening at Thomas Jefferson Newcomer Academy after fleeing to Cleveland following Hurricane Maria.
“My family lost everything in Puerto Rico, because of Hurricane Maria,” said Cesar Rios.
"Some places don't have light, water, some places don't have communication,” said Francisco Quinones.
Both men relocated their entire families, but neither were prepared for the climate change.
"It’s really cold,” said Quinones.
Father Bob Stec said volunteers wanted to give, because it’s the right thing to do.
"Wonderfully, they're overwhelmed,” said Fr. Stec. “We really want to blanket them with care, compassion, warmth. It’s really the work God wants all of us to do. It’s a great blessing to be here."
Next week, families will be offered more food and clothing.