“Just seeing their faces on that video was good for the soul,” said García.

Others haven’t been as lucky, she points out. Many Puerto Ricans in the US still don’t know what happened to their families. The news they do have speaks of heart-breaking devastation—and need.

“It’s a humanitarian crisis,” she adds. “We really need to pull together and help our fellow citizens. It’s unconscionable what is going on.”

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