KGW 8 Portland, OR Interview with Nicky and Sherri Colo'n, Founders of PNW for Puerto Rico relief following their first emotional, shocking, however successful Disaster Relief Aid and Recovery Mission to Puerto Rico.
Invited to appear on NBC -KGW 8's Portland Today Show to discuss PNW for Puerto Rico Relief's Jan - Feb 2018 Disaster Recovery Aid mission.
7/10/18 Delta Airlines banned Nicky & Bear from forever flying to Puerto Rico due to her "Breed". Nicky, Co-founder of PNW for Puerto Rico Relief has to have Bear with him at all times as she is his Cerfified Service Dog and has duties to perfomr for his disabilities. Nicky and Sherri have flown only Delta for the last 11 yrs and Bear for 4, both have Credits and Miles and they were not going to refund nor let them fly anymore. After the KOIN 6 investigation, both were refunded.
Guests Nicky Colo’n and Bear.
Nicky and Sherri Colo’n and Bear, the red nose pit bull service dog, were guests representing “Pacific Northwest for Puerto Rico Relief,” a new nonprofit organized after the terrible devastation to the island from Hurricane Maria. They are coordinating disaster relief in terms of food, water, shelter, medicines and other needed items. They are planning a fundraiser on Nov. 10 from 6 to 10pm at the Cultural Center. For more information, please call Sherri at 503-757-3391 or go to www. facebook/pnwforpuertoricorelief.com.
The Chehalem Cultural Center is happy to host the PNW for Puerto Rico Relief Efforts.
Latin Live Music by Sons de Cuba
Authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine
MIssion and Culture
Non-profit Disaster Relief
100% of proceeds go to Victims in Puerto Rico
Material Donations Needed:
400+ Boxes of Donated Food, & Emergency Supplies from the Newberg and Garden Home Communities were mailed to individual families by Jan 15, 2018 from the Newberg Mail Room in Newberg, OR. Number of boxes sent to each family depended upon the size of family and the individual needs. Family's contacted PNW for Puerto Rico Relief to send to their families in Puerto Rico that were in need due to all communications were down in Puerto Rico. Many people went without food and water for over 1 month and went beyond the starvation point. Some walked for hours to locate any water or food source.
By June 30, 2018 over 800 boxes have been sent to Puerto Rico including medical devices, medication, food, water filtration systems, personal hygiene products, educational supplied to schools, clothing, hospital supplies including birthing kits, respitory tubing, packages to orphanges of needed supplies and clothing, tools, work gloves, grants to a teacher to help pay for her cancer treatment, aid to repair roofs, vegetable seed and much more for self-sustainability.