MSU relief efforts on behalf of residents of Puerto Rico

Dear Friends and Members of the AGEP Community,

On September 20, 2017, Puerto Rico was hit by Category 4 Hurricane María. In the wake of the hurricane, 100% of the island of Puerto Rico was without power and 80% without water service. The massive blackout, wind gusts of up to 203 mph, and widespread flooding have caused communications and transportation infrastructures, and basic services to collapse. In an island already in economic distress, Hurricane María deepened the humanitarian crisis left after Hurricane Irma.

As a way to help the people of Puerto Rico, a group of Puerto Ricans in Michigan is asking for donations of first aid items. 

A detailed list of the items being accepted can be found in this flyer

In case you’re not able to assist to our meeting or make your donation on Thursday October 5 in Human Ecology Room 300, items will be collected across the MSU campus including The Graduate School in room 130 until October 12. 

For more information about our local efforts, feel free to contact AGEP members, Mónica Ríos-Cabanillas ( and  Sylmarie Dávila-Montero (