In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s catastrophic sweep across the US territory of Puerto Rico that killed many people and destroyed infrastructure, there are millions of more people in desperate needs of food, shelter, water, and electricity, just to name a few.
The Burundian community of Buffalo joined other Buffalonians to express their deepest solidarity with their brother and sister Puerto Ricans in this difficult and challenging time.
Along with collecting and donating 85 cases of drinking water and 86 cans of variety of food, the Burundian community of Buffalo wishes the Puerto Rican people the best and a speedy recovery. We thus hope they remain strong and resilient as they recover from one of the most devastating hurricanes ever to hit Puerto Rico.
The Burundian community of Buffalo also extends its gratitude and sincere appreciation to its community and their friends for the donations and its greatest thanks to the City of Buffalo for arranging the transport of the donations to Puerto Rico.
Serugendo is General Secretary of the Burundian Community of Buffalo.