Couple worries about family in Puerto Rico after hurricane

Posted at 4:50 PM, Sep 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-29 19:59:11-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ten days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico some Kansas City families are still waiting to hear from relatives.

However, communications are down in many areas after the storm. 

Eneida Santini's mother is in southern Puerto Rico. Her mom survived the hurricane but Santini isn’t sure if her mother has food, water or her medicine.

“It breaks my heart.  I’m worried about my mom. I usually talk to her every day, and I haven't talked to her in nine or 10 days now," said Santini.

Naz Rogers with the Puerto Rican Society of Greater Kansas City is telling people not to be discouraged. Rogers said Puerto Rico will rebuild, but right now she said residents there need help.

"They need the basics: food, water, and electricity," said Rogers.  

The Puerto Rican Society of Greater Kansas City is having a fundraiser on Saturday at Teocali Mexican restaurant in Kansas City at 2522 Holmes from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. 

Money raised at the event will help provide relief for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and earthquake victims in Mexico.