Rockland gathers supplies for Puerto Rico

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People across the Hudson Valley are stepping up to help those affected by Hurricane Maria.

Today in Pomona, residents started packing a giant 18-wheeler with supplies that will go to the people of Puerto Rico.

Most of Puerto Rico is still without water and electricity even one week after Hurricane Maria tore up the island.

Rockland officials say for the next four days, people can drop off donations at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. Supplies will be shipped directly to Puerto Rico to help the victims. "What they need now is basic commodities. They need water, flashlights, batteries, basic hygiene items, and believe it or not wet wipes," says Rockland Deputy County Executive Guillermo Rosa.

The truck will be loaded up with donations today through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

People can also donate their time. Officials say they're also looking for volunteers to travel to Puerto Rico in the near future to help with the recovery.

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