New Zealand’s support to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria

We are grateful to the Government and people of New Zealand for its support to the people of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.  New Zealand has helped contribute to the 128,000 meals and 120 pallets of water since they arrived on ground, ready to eat to assist those affected by the hurricane.

We deeply appreciate New Zealand’s generous support, which is another example of the close friendship between the United States and New Zealand and the long history of each country helping each other in times of need.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Seise, a recon specialist and linguist with the Warfighter Disaster Response Team, moves pallets containing thousands of pounds of food donated by New Zealand for distribution across Puerto Rico, Nov. 18, 2017. Once the food is staged, members of the Warfighters, working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will distribute it to families still in need following the destruction of Hurricane Maria. The Warfighters have been supporting the recovery and relief efforts on Puerto Rico, and have distributed over 128,000 meals and 120 pallets of water since they arrived on ground. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Evan Lane).
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Seise, a recon specialist and linguist with the Warfighter Disaster Response Team, moves pallets containing thousands of pounds of food donated by New Zealand for distribution across Puerto Rico, Nov. 18, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Evan Lane).

Once the food is staged, members of the Warfighters, working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will distribute it to families still in need following the destruction of Hurricane Maria. The Warfighters have been supporting the recovery and relief efforts on Puerto Rico, and have distributed over 128,000 meals and 120 pallets of water since they arrived on ground.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- Boxes of emergency rations are delivered to a warehouse in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico Nov. 18, 2017. The citizens and government of New Zealand donated the food to the residents of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the devastation it caused. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Samuel Keenan).
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- Boxes of emergency rations are delivered to a warehouse in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico Nov. 18, 2017. The citizens and government of NZ donated the food to the residents of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the devastation it caused. (photo: Spc. Samuel Keenan).
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — An aircraft marshall guides an Amerijet cargo aircraft bringing goods to the island of Puerto Rico at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Nov. 18, 2017. New Zealand recently shipped 18 pallets of food to the island for distribution by the Warfighter Disaster Response Team working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The food will be given out to families still in need following the destruction of Hurricane Maria. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Evan Lane).
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — An aircraft marshall guides an Amerijet cargo aircraft bringing goods to the island of Puerto Rico at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Nov. 18, 2017. (photo: Sgt. Evan Lane).

New Zealand recently shipped 18 pallets of food to the island for distribution by the Warfighter Disaster Response Team working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The food will be given out to families still in need following the destruction of Hurricane Maria.