My name is Melissa I currently reside in Las Vegas, NV. The beginning of September, as we all know, Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean islands devasting most locations. My grandmother Maria Acosta-Ortiz lives in Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico. Luckily her home had roof damage but that was it. She has a few broken ribs from a previous fall and was having trouble trying to get the home back in order on her own. She urged my mother Lydia Santana and brother Joseph Santana (whom both are in ailing health) to come help her. They took what little money they had and purchased plane tickets for September 15th. They arrived in San Juan on September the 16th and little did they know Hurricane Maria had made a turn for the worst. Last I spoke with my family was on September 19th, my mother was in the worse fear she had ever experienced in her life.
I'm asking for any help from anyone. My goal is to raise enough money to get plane tickets for the three of them to get to Las Vegas, get my grandmother a stable place seeing as Irma hit the north part island and caused some damage, I can only imagine what the aftermath is for Maria, and get them necessities. In the absolute worst case scenario, funds would be used for me to find my family if I continue to hear nothing.
I am devasted, scared and heartbroken that I can't speak to them and pray that God has placed his arms around them and want to do what I can with the help from everyone to make Sure, God willing, I see them soon and can care for them all.
This is my personal email: [email protected]
I understand that there are many people out there telling their stories maybe some real and some fraudsters. I provide you this email because you are welcome and even encouraged to reach out to me personally if you would like to validate any information provided.
I thank you in advance and ask that you pray, not just for my family but all the families impacted in the Caribbean.