Middle Georgia group collects donations for Mexico and Puerto Rico

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Mexico and the Caribbean have faced many disasters in the last month. Between earthquakes and hurricanes, many people have lost their homes and lives.

One group in Middle Georgia wants to do its part to help out. Macon Magnolia’s Little Latina Girls is collecting money donations to send to Mexico and Puerto Rico. They will do this at a Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit at Taste and See, 546 Poplar St. in Downtown Macon.

“Right now they need our help,” said one of the organizers, Blanca Ramos-Huerta. “Any dollar, two dollars, five dollars, whatever amount you want to donate will be great.”

It all starts at 6 PM on Saturday, September 23rd. The money is going to local churches in both Mexico and Puerto Rico.

You can find more information on their Facebook page, click here.

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Edna Ruiz joined the 41NBC news team in October of 2016. She was born and raised in Plant City, Florida. Edna graduated from the University of South Florida in May of 2016, majoring in Telecommunications with a focus in Broadcast News and a minor in Political Science. During her time at USF, she interned at Univision Tampa Bay, FOX 13 News and was the On-Air Promotions announcer for the New York Yankees during Spring Training. She was a USF Latino Scholar and a member of Alpha Delta Pi. She comes from a Mexican-American background and is fluent in Spanish. Although she’s very new to the area, she is excited to be serving the Middle Georgia community. Edna loves to meet new people and hear their stories. So, if you have a story idea or just want to say hi, feel free to reach out to her at eruiz@41NBC.com