Cruz, Burgos to host radio telethon to raise money for earthquake relief efforts in Puerto Rico

State Reps. Angel Cruz and Danilo Burgos, both D-Phila., are hosting a radio telethon from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 1 to help raise money for earthquake victims in Puerto Rico.

The fundraiser, named Rescata A Puerto Rico, will be held at Izla Verde Restaurant, located at 2725 N. American St., 19133.  

“Puerto Rico needs our help now more than ever,” Cruz said. “It breaks my heart to see families forced to sleep outside, struggling to pick up the pieces. Now is the time we need to come together and help our brothers and sisters get back on their feet.”

A series of earthquakes, including one with a magnitude of 6.4, struck the island earlier this month, destroying homes and knocking out power.  

“We have neighbors across our communities with loved ones and friends in Puerto Rico who are counting on us for assistance,” Burgos explained. “Everyone is welcome to join us in aiding in the recovery efforts and showing support for the thousands of victims.”

Anyone seeking more information about the fundraiser can contact Cruz’s office or visit www.vocespr.org.