Nations Association Charities take donations for victims in Puerto Rico

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People wait in line to buy bread at Ortiz bakery after the passing of Hurricane Maria, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, Thursday, September 21, 2017. As of Thursday evening, Maria was moving off the northern coast of the Dominican Republic with winds of 120 mph (195 kph). The storm was expected to approach the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas late Thursday and early Friday. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Nations Association Charities of Fort Myers is stepping up to provide relief to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

Founder and CEO Israel Suarez, said the Fort Myers housing authority will donate $10K to the Puerto Rico Relief Acct. and the housing authority is now challenging the community to raise $50K.

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Suarez says the donations will not go to another charity. He said he is personally flying to Puerto Rico in the coming weeks to deliver money door to door, handing it out to families in need.

Hispanic or not, Christian or not, Suarez said, they need donations and they’ll give your money to anyone in Puerto Rico regardless of background.

Many leaders at the press conference have family in Puerto Rico and talked about how tough their situations are, what it’s like down there, and how hard communication is right now.

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Money only is being collected for Puerto Rico at this time. Also, the Nations Association is collecting supplies for victims in Mexico after recent earthquakes, such as clothing, food, hygiene products.

Cash donations:
If you would like to talk to someone before you give, call: 239-707-5520, or the Nations Association main line: 239-332-7575.

To donate supplies for the crisis in Mexico:
Drop box at Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal, M.I.
1091 Ortiz Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33905
*Box arrives Monday, but they’ll take your donation now.

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