WEST SPRINGFIELD — Several employees at Gándara Center brought emergency earthquake supplies to Puerto Rico on Jan. 27. The agency, responding to the recent 6.4-magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks on the island, has been running a basic necessities drive for those impacted by the disaster.
Gándara Center has been working with state Rep. Carlos Gonzalez and other political leaders to make sure the supplies get to where they need to go. JetBlue sponsored effort by helping fly the collected supplies to Puerto Rico.
Gándara Center’s earthquake-assistance effort will now accept only monetary donations, which can be made by clicking here and selecting ‘Apply my donation to: 2020 Aid for Puerto Rico Earthquake Victims.” For those who wish to write a check, they should be made payable to Gándara Center, ‘2020 Help for P.R.’ on the memo line. The donations will be collected until Jan. 31.