LU Send Now heads to Puerto Rico for ongoing recovery efforts


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Eight Liberty University students and two staff members are already in route to their next mission. They're part of the LU Send Now group headed to Puerto Rico to help a community recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria.

The group met at the Vines Center before hitting the road to Greensboro, North Carolina, where they will train with an international Samaritan's Purse team.

Then, it's on to Ponce, Puerto Rico.

The journey especially hits home for graduate student and LU Send Now member Nahiris Aranzamendi, because it's her hometown.

" I didn't know we were going to Ponce until a week ago, I think that it's really something that excited me and still excites me," she said.

LU Flames basketball player Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz is also from Ponce and thanked them for their efforts.

"It really means a lot to me, I know it's gonna mean a lot to them and I know Puerto Rico's gonna be grateful. I feel more relaxed that they are ok and they have food and water and electricity," he said, concerning his family. Watch his interview below:

"We'll be attached to the local church there that we'll be serving with, and then we are ready to go to do whatever they'll have us do there," said LU Shepherd Kyle Seeger.

They'll return on Friday, November 17, 2017.

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