Many local families are preparing to receive folks displaced by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico — and many local efforts are underway to help rebuild the island they love. Watch a special episode of Presencia this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for insight and analysis.
Special guests include Western MA United for Puerto Rico (WMU4PR) organizer Waleska Lugo-Dejesus, Ana Valentin-Jackson of the Connecticut Institute for Community Development and Puerto Rican Parade Committee of Hartford, Enlace de Familia Executive Director Betty Medina Lichtenstein, Puerto Rican resident Josue Rodriguez, Edward Nuñez, vice president of commercial lending for Freedom Credit Union, Holyoke City Councilor Nelson Roman, and Joseph E Rodriguez, Deputy State Director for Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).
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