- Kirsten Ballard
“Thirteen days have passed since María left us naked and in pain, with a new reality and facing the desolation of a destruction without mercy. Puerto Rico was poor before María. Today it is in shambles. The pictures and stories you read are true. We wait in lines eleven hours just to buy ice in order to keep the medicine of our neighbors cold, lines to get gas to go to work, lines to find fuel for the generator, lines to take food to shelters. No, we are not standing still, but we do need help!”
Today, as we launch the second wave of Support Real News, it is important to recognize the brave journalists in Puerto Rico who have continued to report, help and heal their community.
Take a moment today to read “United We Stand,” written by Maria Luisa Ferre Rangel, Publisher of GFR Media.