Chicopee church collecting donations for victims of Puerto Rico’s earthquakes

Hampden County

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Members of Iglesia Pentecostal Del Dios Vivo Inc. held a special collection Saturday morning for victims affected by Puerto Rico’s recent natural disasters.

Earthquakes with magnitudes of 5.9, 6.1 and 6.4 caused significant destruction on the island.

Now the city of Chicopee is collecting blankets, toothpaste, soap and other supplies that will be sent to Puerto Rico to help those who need it.

Pastor Luz Rodriguez told 22News. “We’ve seen people sleeping outside and children and it’s devastating what’s happening to our people in Puerto Rico.”

The church located at 920 Meadow Street will be accepting donations through February 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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