When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, people were left helpless and devastated by the destruction. Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) the mission of the Mennonite church has been assisting Mennonite Disaster Services (MDS) response by providing Roberto Flores “on loan” to be the point person in coordinating food purchases and rebuilding of new houses in a team effort with U.S. congregations and those in Puerto Rico. One particular project called the Family Strengthening Program aided more than 500 people. According to Flores, “The arrival of the canned meat served as a great incentive for churches to strengthen their work, start new initiatives and create connections with other organizations in Puerto Rico.”
• Hot dogs, lemonade, water, and paper products provided.