With so much bad news swirling around, it’s easy to forget Hurricane Maria.
But Lillian Davis and Elida Gollomp can’t.
The Westport women are natives of the island that suffered enormous devastation in September. Their family and friends still struggle — without water and electricity — 3 months later.
They and their daughters Alexa Davis and Bella Gollomp — both 2015 Staples High School graduates — organized an all-day sales event last Saturday. Scout & Molly’s hosted the shopping/food/auction/raffle fundraiser.
Lillian and Elida have partnered with the Puerto Rico Relief Center in Bridgeport. The non-profit works with businesses, non-profits and faith-based organizations in the area to welcome and assist the many people leaving the island, and settling here.
Last Saturday was a great day. But donations are still needed. Checks made out to “Career Resources, Inc.” — with “Puerto Rico Relief Center” on the memo line — can be sent to Elida Gollomp, 2 Smoky Lane, Westport, CT 06880.
Lillian and Elida will deliver them personally to Bridgeport — where they are volunteering with the much-needed relief efforts.