PX11 reports that the night was called Boricuas United. Hundreds gathered in East Harlem for a Puerto Rican relief fund raiser with lots of style, Salsa and substance.
There was incredible performances of dancing, poetry and comedy all for a cause near and dear to all those in attendance:
“It was a devastation hurricane. This is something we have got to do for our community,” Violeta Galagarza, the Boricuas United organizer, told PIX11. “Puerto Rico is my life. I’m Puerto Rican. Nuorican. My blood runs as a Puerto Rican.”
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito just returned from there.
“Our US citizens are worth the same as anyone in Florida and Texas,” Mark-Viverito told the crowd, “but the response we received is way, way inadequate.”
At the Sunday night fundraiser, Major Workd presented a check for $10,000 and everyone in attendance donated $20 each to the Hispanic Federation.
“We also brought two cases of water,” Kenia Andrade, one of those attending the fundraiser, told PIX11. “Over the past few weeks, we’ve been doing what we can, trying to help.”
“Hurricane Maria was devastating. No electricity, no food, no water. We need your help,” Posada told PIX11.