Latino Community Connects, a Fayetteville charity, held a disaster relief event in Festival Park last Saturday to raise money and gather supplies for the citizens in Puerto Rico (PR) and Mexico who were devastated by natural disasters.
In September a category 4 hurricane slammed into Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria was then followed by excessive rain. The storm has left the U.S. territory without power, and in ruins. Almost three months later, and Puerto Rico is still suffering. According to the weather channel PR is fighting to regain even half of their electric power.
Mexico was side swiped by 4.8 magnitude earthquake, and is also still in need.
The event was full of fun stuff to see, and do. There were bounce houses, food trucks, fun games and performers all to raise money for Puerto Rico. The music at the event was an array of genres. The music ranged from hip-hop to a 1960’s cover band named the Boomers, and everything in between.
There were also a lot of dancers. Magician Viktor Martinez treated the children with a magic show. The community came together to share their talents for a good cause.
The Latino Community Connects and the Latino motorcycle group, the Borinqueneers were a huge help in bringing this event together. There were also several sponsors including, Array Magazine, Kameo, Renew and Fay Today just to name a few.
Although, the even has ended there is still time to donate! Visit the Latino Community Connects Facebook page for more information.