Community Service Follows in Wake of
Puerto Rico Disaster
Puerto Rico Wing members have become a mainstay in the Points of Distribution (PODs) where food, water, clothing and other necessities are available for island residents affected by a Jan. 7 earthquake, continuing aftershocks and additional damage caused by heavy rains and flooding.
Thousands of people remain in shelters or are living in unofficial tent communities because of fear their homes will collapse as seismic activity continues.
From 20-40 CAP members a day, a mix of cadets and senior members, have reported to various PODs to assist with sorting and distributing these items. With most schools closed because of the disaster, the cadets are keeping busy and serving their communities.
Eight CAP squadrons are based in the southwestern part of the island, which has been most heavily affected by the earthquakes.