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Juan Rojas, right, of Queens, hugs his 4-year-old grandson Elias Rojas, as his daughter-in-law Cori Rojas, left, carries her daughter Lilly, 3, through the terminal at JFK airport after Cori arrived on a flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in New York. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
Juan Rojas, right, of Queens, hugs his 4-year-old grandson Elias Rojas, as his daughter-in-law Cori Rojas, left, carries her daughter Lilly, 3, through the terminal at JFK airport after Cori arrived on a flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in New York. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
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As government relief efforts continue in Puerto Rico following the devastating hurricane, members of the Puerto Rican community in New York, Florida and other states have found themselves struggling to get in touch with family members on the island. They're also scrambling to pull together donations and supplies for those hit by the disaster.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Angelique Sina (@angelissina), executive director of the nonprofit Friends of Puerto Rico, about how the mainland community has been reacting.

This segment aired on September 27, 2017.

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