It’s been nearly a year since Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico. Today, many schools there are still working to recover from that natural disaster.
Students at Oliver Middle School in Brockport are trying to help kids there return to normal.
School supplies like pencils, notebooks and paper are some of the basic items seventh grader Sophia Viscont has helped send to Puerto Rico schools affected by Hurricane Maria. “These basic things that we have, they don’t have and they really do need everyday,” says Viscont.
Her principal, Melody Martinez-Davis, says Sophia and other students spent time learning about what the students in Puerto Rico need and gathered supplies based on their assessment.
Melody Martinez-Davis: “The community’s pour out and effort was just tremendous.”
The principal is not only from Puerto Rico, but her sister works at the school where these supplies are being sent to.