To the Editor:
After hearing the pleas for help from the Mayor of San Juan and seeing the devastation of Puerto Rico I felt moved to communicate how the Pike County Democratic Committee and our local residents can help. ...

To the Editor:
After hearing the pleas for help from the Mayor of San Juan and seeing the devastation of Puerto Rico I felt moved to communicate how the Pike County Democratic Committee and our local residents can help.
The island infrastructure is destroyed and help from our government has been slow in getting the basic essentials to where they are needed. Reports are saying it could be months before electricity is returned and many areas do not even have clean water or access to medicines.
I personally have two close friends who live on the island and I have not been able to communicate with them. I also found it difficult to find an organization with which to donate. Recently, I was informed of a site called United for Puerto Rico which is an initiative brought forth by the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló in collaboration with the private sector, with the purpose of providing aid and support to those affected in Puerto Rico by the passage of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane María. If you feel moved to donate their website is:  http://www.unitedforpuertorico.com  
100% of the proceeds will go to the hurricane victims.
Also, local collection sites have opened in the following locations: ‒ The Market at Woodloch Pines
1623 Route 590, east of Hawley and Dave’s Foodtown (formerly Dave’s Super Duper)
200 Willow Ave., Honesdale.
As some may not be aware, Puerto Ricans are American citizens and are desperately in need of our help.
Jay Tucker
Chair, Pike County Democratic Committee