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Emanuel, Gutierrez Visit Puerto Rico on Humanitarian Mission



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    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Congressman Luis Gutierrez are in Puerto Rico to deliver aid and to inspect the damage left behind by Hurricane Maria last year.

    Emanuel delivered medical supplies from Chicago hospitals and also presented checks to help in the relief efforts in multiple cities, including Loiza and the capital of San Juan.

    The mayor and his social media team have been posting photos on social media as they tour the island:

    The city has helped efforts in Puerto Rico through a variety of methods, including sending Chicago firefighters to help provide assessments for future relief efforts. Puerto Ricans in Chicago have also been given access to various services, including food and health assistance.

    Chicago Public School students will also be heading to the island beginning on Sunday, with another weeklong trip scheduled for late June and early July.

    Finally, the city has also set up a website for Chicago residents to donate funds to help in relief efforts on the island. 

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