Yesterday, on the steps at city hall, I joined Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, Consul General of Ecuador Jorge Lopez, and Maritza Martinez, Flor Gonzalez, and Nelson Santana--all commissioners on the Plainfield Advisory Commission on Hispanic Affairs (PACHA)--and dozens of others as Plainfield responded to the tragedy in Ecuador with a relief event at city hall.
|Mayor Mapp with Consul General Jorge Lopez.|
|PACHA: Maritza, Flor, Nelson, Mayor Mapp, Charles McRae|
The relief effort continues today until 7:00 pm. Please bring what you can to assist. There are other events going on around the state as organizations come to the aid of this devastated country. It was wonderful to see so many folks come out to aid our brothers and sisters. Many of my students are Ecuadorian, and are helping with relief efforts in their communities here in New Jersey.
As I stated in my brief remarks, "Nosotros estamos aqui para ustedes, Ecuador!"