Pensacola Boat Crew Plans to Sail to Puerto Rico to Deliver Supplies

Pensacola Boat Crew Plans to Sail to Puerto Rico to Deliver Supplies


THE RESIDENTS OF PUERTO RICO CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE IRMA. A PUERTO RICO NATIVE … NOW LIVING IN PENSACOLA … IS DOING HIS PART TO HELP HIS FAMILY BACK HOME. NEWS FIVE’S BRYANT CLERKLEY CAUGHT UP WITH HIM AND HIS CREW AHEAD OF THEIR LONG JOURNEY. LOOKLIVE: “in the next three days this boat that i’m on called the duke, is going to be filled with everything from bottled water, to canned goods to batteries. THE CAPTAIN AND HIS CREW ARE SAILING DOWN TO PUERTO RICO.. TO BRING NECCESITIES TO PEOPLE AFTER HURRICANE MARIA.” SOT 1 JUAN SANTO “PUERTO RICO, UNLESS YOU TAKE STUFF BY PLANE OR BY SHIP, IT’S NOT GETTING THERE.” JUAN SANTO IS PART OF THE CREW. HE’S A PUERTO RICO NATIVE THAT’S SAILING DOWN TO THE ISLAND ON MONDAY. HE SAYS HIS ENTIRE FAMILY IS STILL DOWN THERE.. AND THE SITUATION IS DESPERATE. SOT1 JUAN SANTO “the fact of you not knowing about your loved ones, for like a week or more… Yes you start to get desperate, because then you ask yourself, are they alive, if they’re alive what do they need.” HE SAYS DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THE AREA MADE DONATIONS… INCLUDING RESIDENTS LIVING IN THE CONDO BUILDING WHERE THE BOAT IS DOCKED. SANTO SAYS THE TRIP WILL TAKE UP TO 8 DAYS. HE SAYS THEY WILL SPEND TEN DAYS IN PUERTO RICO DELIVERING THE SUPPLIES TO PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN AREAS HARD TO GET TO. SOT2 JUAN SANTO “knowing those people in the conditions they might be at, not having food or water, because they are in a place where it’s really hard to get, high up in the mountains.” IN PENSACOLA, I’M BRYANT CLERKLEY

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