More than four months after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, 15-year-old Salvador Gomez Colon is shocked by the poor living conditions that persist in many of the towns throughout the island.
“There is so much need,” said Gomez Colon. “People are still shoveling debris around their homes. With no power, the elderly are struggling with the heat.”
Nearly half a million of Puerto Rico’s residents still don’t have power. Families are living in houses with makeshift roofs made out of tarps and other materials and roads and bridges remain badly damaged.