Press Release

APL Staff Members Come through in Force to Support Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 13:36

When category 5 Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, members of the Hispanic Awareness Club (HAC) at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) immediately jumped into action. Many HAC members have family on the island, which is still facing a crisis even weeks after the storm.

“As the days went by, we carried on with our daily routines, but our minds were and still are constantly with those that are in need,” said biologist Kathy Santos, who, with other HAC members, quickly helped to organize an emergency supply drive at the Lab to support relief efforts.