Elementary Students Send More Than 600 Backpacks Of Hope To Puerto Rico | NBC Nightly News

Elementary Students Send More Than 600 Backpacks Of Hope To Puerto Rico | NBC Nightly News


HAVE GOTTEN A BOOST
FROM THEIR
COUNTERPARTS IN FROM THEIR
COUNTERPARTS IN
FLORIDA. COUNTERPARTS IN
FLORIDA.
>>DIANA RODRIGEZ AND FLORIDA.>>DIANA RODRIGEZ AND HER DAUGHTER STILL>>DIANA RODRIGEZ AND HER DAUGHTER STILL HAVE A ROOF OWN HER HER DAUGHTER STILL HAVE A ROOF OWN HER HEAD. HAVE A ROOF OWN HER HEAD.>>ITS THE ONLY THING HEAD.>>ITS THE ONLY THING I WAS BEGGING FOR.>>ITS THE ONLY THING I WAS BEGGING FOR. GOD, DONT TAKE MY I WAS BEGGING FOR. GOD, DONT TAKE MY ROOF. GOD, DONT TAKE MY ROOF.>>LOST EVERYTHING ROOF.>>LOST EVERYTHING ELSE DURING HURRICANE>>LOST EVERYTHING ELSE DURING HURRICANE MARIA. ELSE DURING HURRICANE MARIA. HER GIRLS NOW SLEEP IN MARIA. HER GIRLS NOW SLEEP IN A TENT. HER GIRLS NOW SLEEP IN A TENT. ITS BEEN MORE THAN A TENT. ITS BEEN MORE THAN TWO MONTHS SINCE THE ITS BEEN MORE THAN TWO MONTHS SINCE THE CAT 5 HURRICANE TWO MONTHS SINCE THE CAT 5 HURRICANE DEVASTATED PUERTO CAT 5 HURRICANE DEVASTATED PUERTO RICO. DEVASTATED PUERTO RICO. FEMA HAS PAID OUT MORE RICO. FEMA HAS PAID OUT MORE THAN 125 MILLION. FEMA HAS PAID OUT MORE THAN 125 MILLION. THE GOVERNMENT AID THAN 125 MILLION. THE GOVERNMENT AID ISNT TRICKLING DOWN THE GOVERNMENT AID ISNT TRICKLING DOWN TO THEM. ISNT TRICKLING DOWN TO THEM. WITH NO POWER AND TO THEM. WITH NO POWER AND INCONSISTENT ACCESS TO WITH NO POWER AND INCONSISTENT ACCESS TO WATER, THE RODRIGEZ INCONSISTENT ACCESS TO WATER, THE RODRIGEZ GIRLS SEE THEIR SCHOOL WATER, THE RODRIGEZ GIRLS SEE THEIR SCHOOL AS A REFUGE. GIRLS SEE THEIR SCHOOL AS A REFUGE. ALL THE KIDS HERE KNOW AS A REFUGE. ALL THE KIDS HERE KNOW MARIAS DESTRUCTION ALL THE KIDS HERE KNOW MARIAS DESTRUCTION FIRSTHAND. MARIAS DESTRUCTION FIRSTHAND. TODAY THEY GET A FIRSTHAND. TODAY THEY GET A HELPING HAND FROM TODAY THEY GET A HELPING HAND FROM STUDENTS IN FLORIDA. HELPING HAND FROM STUDENTS IN FLORIDA. KIDS AT EAGLE POINT STUDENTS IN FLORIDA. KIDS AT EAGLE POINT ELEMENTARY IN WESTIN, KIDS AT EAGLE POINT ELEMENTARY IN WESTIN, FLORIDA, COLLECTED ELEMENTARY IN WESTIN, FLORIDA, COLLECTED BACKPACKS TO SEND. FLORIDA, COLLECTED BACKPACKS TO SEND.>>OUR CHILDREN WANTED BACKPACKS TO SEND.>>OUR CHILDREN WANTED TO HELP THE CHILDREN>>OUR CHILDREN WANTED TO HELP THE CHILDREN IN PUERTO RICO. TO HELP THE CHILDREN IN PUERTO RICO.>>MORE THAN 600 IN PUERTO RICO.>>MORE THAN 600 DISTRIBUTED TO>>MORE THAN 600 DISTRIBUTED TO RECENTLY REOPENED DISTRIBUTED TO RECENTLY REOPENED SCHOOLS AROUND THE RECENTLY REOPENED SCHOOLS AROUND THE ISLAND. SCHOOLS AROUND THE ISLAND.>>THIS IS MY FAVORITE ISLAND.>>THIS IS MY FAVORITE COLOR.>>THIS IS MY FAVORITE COLOR.>>THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. COLOR.>>THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. SHE NEED THIS.>>THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. SHE NEED THIS. SHE GOT A RULER TOO. SHE NEED THIS. SHE GOT A RULER TOO. GLUE, PENCILS. SHE GOT A RULER TOO. GLUE, PENCILS. SHE NEED THIS FOR THE GLUE, PENCILS. SHE NEED THIS FOR THE TEST. SHE NEED THIS FOR THE TEST.>>Reporter: MORE TEST.>>Reporter: MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE>>Reporter: MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SUPPLIES AND IMPORTANT THAN THE SUPPLIES AND BACKPACKS. SUPPLIES AND BACKPACKS. THESE ELEMENTARY BACKPACKS. THESE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS IN SOUTH THESE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS IN SOUTH FLORIDA SENT HOPE. STUDENTS IN SOUTH FLORIDA SENT HOPE.>>I WANT YOU TO NEVER FLORIDA SENT HOPE.>>I WANT YOU TO NEVER GIVE UP AND KEEP>>I WANT YOU TO NEVER GIVE UP AND KEEP GOING. GIVE UP AND KEEP GOING.>>Reporter: EACH GOING.>>Reporter: EACH BACKPACK CONTAINED A>>Reporter: EACH BACKPACK CONTAINED A NOTE TO A CHILD BACKPACK CONTAINED A NOTE TO A CHILD THEYVE NEVER MET. NOTE TO A CHILD THEYVE NEVER MET.>>JUST A NOTE TO SAY THEYVE NEVER MET.>>JUST A NOTE TO SAY IM THINKING OF YOU>>JUST A NOTE TO SAY IM THINKING OF YOU TODAY. IM THINKING OF YOU TODAY.>>I HAVE YOU IN MY TODAY.>>I HAVE YOU IN MY HEART.>>I HAVE YOU IN MY HEART.>>WITH A BIG MESSAGE. HEART.>>WITH A BIG MESSAGE.>>I WANT THEM TO KNOW>>WITH A BIG MESSAGE.>>I WANT THEM TO KNOW THAT JUST BECAUSE>>I WANT THEM TO KNOW THAT JUST BECAUSE THEIR ISLAND IS THAT JUST BECAUSE THEIR ISLAND IS DESTROYED, NOTHING CAN THEIR ISLAND IS DESTROYED, NOTHING CAN STOP THEM. DESTROYED, NOTHING CAN STOP THEM.>>FOR ALL OF US ITS STOP THEM.>>FOR ALL OF US ITS A BLESSING.

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