Camping World Inc. CEO Marcus Lemonis told his Twitter followers this week he intends to charter a cargo plane filled with supplies to Puerto Rico, according to a Guns.com report.
“In addition to money … we want to collect things we believe are needed,” the tweet said. “It’s very difficult to find out what people need in Puerto Rico. I couldn’t be more frustrated by the lack of news coverage on social media … I don’t want to see any pictures. I don’t want to read any horror stories. What I do want to hear is ideas and solutions of things that could be sent down there in addition to money.”
More than 3 million residents remain without power Wednesday (Sept. 27), one week after Hurricane Maria — the most powerful storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly a century — drenched the island in more than three feet of rain and killed at least 16 people. The availability of basic necessities — like clean water, food and gas — dwindles by the hour.
Aid from the U.S. is crippled, local officials say, by the widespread devastation, leaving roads impassable and vital supplies stranded at the Port of San Juan.
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