Presbyterian Church Provides Relief in Puerto Rico’s Humanitarian Crisis


They recognized that regardless of the success and massive support by the federal government and FEMA, there would always be voids and people suffering that government efforts could not reach. That is not a criticism of FEMA; it is a recognition of the challenges of humanitarian efforts anywhere.

A church fills the void and unites a community along the way

USA Herald has found a group of people helping to ease the pain they and their neighbors have endured.  Led by a Pastor and his Presbyterian church, this remarkable group stepped in to fill the void. Trinity-Puerto Rico has provided leadership, love, food, cleaning supplies, diapers, and many, many more items to support its neighbors following the storm. Perhaps more than anything, Trinity and its Pastor, Bruce Clark have provided something that costs nothing to their fellow citizens – and that is hope.

Bruce Clark and Volunteers Ready for the Day

For those who may wonder what void FEMA and government efforts would leave, nearly three weeks after Maria, with one exception, the residents of every neighborhood served by Trinity have said, “You’re the first help we’ve seen.” On a regular basis, Pastor Clark’s group loads three or four vans with non-perishable food, water, boxed milk, toiletries, and medicine, typically valued between $5 and $10,000.