Thursday, September 28, 2017

West Chicago Church Has Become The Epicenter Of Donations For Disaster Victims In Mexico And Puerto Rico

More than 900 tons of food, water, clothing and other items have been collected by a church group in West Chicago and have distributed donations to Houston, Texas, Florida, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is preparing to sent 24 trailers full of donations to Mexico.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

September 28, 2017

West Chicago, Illinois - On Wednesday, a 53 foot trailer full of food, water and other donations worth more than $50,000 arrived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in a 53 foot trailer transported by JR Transport Inc. to be unloaded by volunteers. The donations were unloaded within 3 hours at Candela's Bar and Hall and will be sent to Puerto Rico, according to Rosa Figueroa and Virginio Miranda from Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin who organized the relief effort.
The West Chicago donations for Puerto Rico originated from the Faith, Life and Hope Church in West Chicago, which one of the lead organzers, Juan Sánchez of Chicago approved the transport of donations to Milwaukee in coordination with Miranda. Pastor José Sigfredo Landaverde confirmed that more than 900 tons for food, water, clothing and other donations have been collected from the surrounding Chicago metropolitan community. 
Pastor Landaverde released the following statement, "We are informing all of the community that we have gathered more than 900 hundred tons of donation goods that will be giving out to the victims affected by the earthquake that hit Mexico City and surrounding states. All the donations will be sent out to all of the affected areas by the earthquake. We are reaching out thru this media source to thank  everyone that collaborated and helped in this cause. America Carrillo had Informed us that we Will be continuing  helping the people affected in Mexico's affected states and also Puerto Rico. We are reaching all media sources to make public one of the biggest accomplishment by DuPage County."
According to Sánchez, at least 24 trailers full of donations will depart from Chicago in the coming days and will be escorted by Illinois state troopers by order of the governor. The Faith, Life and Hope church has become the epi-center of food donations, which is operating a massive volunteer effort to help bag and package the donations and is now collecting money through a gofundme to help pay the cost of diesel fuel for the trailers to travel more than 2,000 miles to Mexico and deliver the food donations to other religious groups who will distribute the donations to the effected victims of the earthquake in different parts of Mexico.

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