Bienvenido Event Will Welcome Puerto Ricans To Fall River

May 11, 2018

Six months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, many families are still struggling to find a new place to feel at home. United Neighbors of Fall River and other human service agencies joined together to form the Hurricane Relief Coalition, and they’re saying Bienvenido or welcome to Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria with an event May 12th. 

Wendy Garf-Lipp, United Neighbors Executive Director, is spearheading the event. It will include job fair, transitional paperwork assistance, a language translator, and more.

Rhode Island Public Radio's Talia Blake spoke with her and Director of Parent and Community Engagement for Fall River Schools, Barbara Allard. Allard said, as of today, about 140 Puerto Rican students have enrolled in the schools.