Alaskan plans on delivering medical supplies to Puerto Rico

Wasilla, Alaska (KTUU) - Wasilla resident, Amanda Robinson collected boxes of medical supplies over a three day period to deliver to Puerto Rico this week.

Wasilla Valley Medical Supply, Scrubs Plus, and Alaska Regional Hospital donated scrubs, trauma gowns, and several other medical items to help people in Puerto Rico.

Hurricane Maria has left many people on the island without electricity, food or access to medical equipment.

Robinson said, she thought of the idea when scrolling though Facebook and seeing the pictures of devastation and those in need.

Her roots are here in Alaska but she says pieces of her heart are with her family in Puerto Rico.

"They got a hold of us to let us know they are okay but they are not having power for six months," said Robinson.

Robinson will be flying out of Anchorage Saturday night in hopes of arriving on the island by Monday with the supplies.

She says one of the biggest issues that would help Puerto Rico is transporting medical supplies.

Robinson is partnering up with Global empowerment mission.

Robinson said their mission is to hike to the areas with the greatest need to deliver medical care and a generator to get a field hospital up and running.

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