‘Stronger than a hurricane': Puerto Rican relief effort scheduled Friday, Saturday in Waukegan – Chicago Tribune

Members of the Puerto Rican Society of Waukegan were busy Thursday preparing large amounts of food and finalizing plans for a major hurricane relief effort to be held at their Sheridan Road headquarters Friday and Saturday.

The fundraising event will run from noon to 9 p.m. each day and include $10 traditional Puerto Rican meals, DJ music, dancing and a cash bar.

The need is great, but leaders of the Puerto Rican Society said they are confident the local community has mobilized and will support the benefit with a large turnout.

“We see the news and we know that on our island, there are so many suffering, especially the poor,” said Lucy Rios, president of the Puerto Rican Society of Waukegan. “Many of us on the mainland have not heard from our loved ones.”


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