February 9, 2023

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Puerto Rico, Domican Republic recieve hurricane relief from WCK

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On Monday the team made 5,000 meals and has served around 10,000 people as of Tuesday evening, according to a tweet by José Andrés.

WASHINGTON — Hurricane Fiona left Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and other surrounding islands yet again vulnerable after the storm blew through the area. Residents in need of many necessities are being welcomed by José Andrés and the World Central Kitchen (WCK) as they pull their community back together following the storm.

The philanthropic organization is providing updates on its social media about how they are seeing various communities being impacted by the storm. On Tuesday in a video posted on the organization’s Twitter, a field kitchen was set up at the Miramar Food Truck park. According to a tweet, WCK plans to prepare thousands of meals.

On Monday, the team made 5,000 meals and has currently served around 10,000 people, according to a tweet by José Andrés.

Andrés plans to join his team in Puerto Rico this weekend, according to a video he posted on Twitter. In his post, he also stated that more restaurants will be added, “to meet the need.”

Earlier this week, WCK team members arrived in the Dominican Republic to provide relief to those impacted by the storm. The team spent the day bringing sandwiches to families, assessing the area and identifying the need of the community, according to a tweet posted by WCK.

WUSA9 reported Tuesday that the storm remains a category 3 hurricane but is expected to reach category 4 over the next few days.

To read more about the latest updates and trends of Hurricane Fiona, click here.

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