Sariela Bordner left Puerto Rico when she was 8 but her father, brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends still live on the island, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria at the end of September.
People are living in homes without roofs, and only 16 percent of the island has power, Bordner said.
Her father lives in the San Juan area, where supplies are coming more quickly and things are getting fixed faster than other areas of the island, Bordner said. His electricity came back Oct. 31.
“It’s the smaller towns that were harder hit and slower to fix,” Bordner said.
Like many, the Puerto Rico native wanted to help.
“When I saw the devastation that Maria...