On September 20, 2017 Puerto Rico was devastated by category 4 Hurricane Maria. Over 4 months after the initial devastation, Puerto Rico is still in great need and is working to rebuild.
It is our goal to work collaboratively within the UMass Lowell community to support Puerto Rico. There are many within our UMass Lowell community who have been directly impacted because they have family on the island.
Massachusetts has the fifth highest population of Puerto Ricans so the impact to our greater community is pretty extensive.