Deerfield-News.com-Deerfield Beach,Fl-There is no good news from Puerto Rico.There are many many cases of neighbors helping neighbors.Mayor Carmen Cruz is correct it is life and death. One of devastation people need water ,food ,medicine,electric,fuel and logistic help.Documentation referring to FEMA “they have the gall to ask me where are your priorities”. I heard the Mayor say she donated needed material San Juan had recieved to Comorio a neighboring town as they too needed but could not get from anyone.Mayor Cruz asking for the press to send a” MAYDAY CALL” for food and water. Mr.Trump I beg you to take charge and save lives. Cruz continued “enough is enough”.General Honore now a CNN correspondent has been saying for a week BREAK THE DAMN RULES!
The Mayor stressed the government is failing the 3.4 Million American citizens of Puerto Rico.The real help received so far has come more from private agencies,good samaritans and neighbors helping neighbors.
I saw in San Juan that the Jewish community was and is helping their neighbors.The JCC which is connected to Temple Shaare Zedick a conservative synogogue in San Juan was able to organize aid coming from Boca Raton and get the much needed items to the people of Loiza a town nearby San Juan.
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HURRICANE MARIA – UPDATE
Sep. 28, 2017
We are relieved after bringing today more help directly to people’s hands!
We picked up friends from Boca Raton at the Isla Grande airport, who came on a charter flight with many pounds of goods and brought them directly to needy communities in Loiza. The Mayor of Loiza, Julia Nazario and her team, helped us distribute the products among the people who needed them most.
Our friends from Israid joined us again in our minivan. They came with us all the way to Loiza and installed water purificators in two shelters of this municipality.
Sep. 26, 2017
Yesterday, members of our community visited four shelters located in the municipalities of Loíza and Canóvanas, delivering clothing, food, water, baby formula, diapers, soap and other basic products.
We were able to identify particular needs which we were able to satisfy later in the same day, like cribs for newborn twins who were literally sleeping on the floor.
We met with the Mayors of these two municipalities who gave us the list of the most needed products which we will hopefully start delivering in the next few days. We made it home with the last drop of gas left in our van but with a full heart .
Also, yesterday, members of our community joined together to clean and restore the front garden of the JCC building which was severely damaged by the hurricane. After hours of hard work the area looked much better, although it will take some time to bring back its original beauty.
Today, we supplied 1,000 gallons of drinking water to the Municipality of Loiza. A water tank truck from the Municipality picked up the water from our cistern this morning.Type your paragraph here.
Sep. 27, 2017
Israid is in Puerto Rico. We joined the representatives of Israel’s Humanitarian Agency and took them to the community of Cantera, in the Municipality of San Juan.
We met leaders of the community and father Colacho. Israid will be running workshops for teens and adults tomorrow and Saturday. They also brought water purificators to distribute within members of Cantera Community
The JCC is providing shelter to a mission comprising 8 members of Project Hope, an organization that provides health care in areas of disasters.
PLEASE HELP OUR FELLOW AMERICANS PUERTO RICO DESERVES BETTER FROM THE US GOVERNMENT!!!
Here Is how you can help locally.
You can drop donations off at Banyan Air Service at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. We are asssiting with sending loads on airplanes down to PR.For more info.
ATTENTION: SUPPLIES NEEDED
BANYAN HAS BEEN SUPPORTING THE RELIEF EFFORT IN PUERTO RICO, ST. THOMAS, ST. CROIX AND DOMINICA. RIGHT NOW, THERE IS A DESPERATE NEED FOR BOTTLED WATER AND SUPPLIES IN THOSE AFFECTED AREAS. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO DONATE, PLEASE CONTACT JON TONKO AT 954.491.3170, OR SEND TO OUR ADDRESS BELOW:
5360 NW 20TH TERRACE
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33309
SUPPLIES OF GREATEST NEED:
CASES OF WATER
LARGE BAGS OF RICE
DIAPERS & WIPES
PALLETS WORK BEST FOR EASE OF MOVING BUT WE WILL TAKE WHATEVER IS DONATED.
NOTE FROM ST. CROIX – THE AIRPORT IS OPEN (VFR ONLY) AND THEY HAVE FUEL.
Our team at Banyan would like to assist in your relief flights to the Caribbean, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands as individuals and organizations take manpower and supplies to these hurricane ravaged areas.
- We will supply hangar space as a collection area for arriving supplies that are awaiting to be airlifted.
- Our team is working with several organizations that may help to dispatch your supplies in addition to your aircraft.
- Banyan will provide special JetA and 100LL fuel pricing and no fees for those that qualify for this support.
Do you need assistance?
Please call Banyan at
to speak with a customer service representative before your arrival to be certain we can make your flight the most impactful.
Banyan’s FBO services are available 24 hours/7 days.
5360 NW 20th Terrace
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309