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Relief Agencies Establish Telephone Lines for News, Donations

September 20, 1989|From Associated Press

NEW YORK — Relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Hugo in Puerto Rico are being coordinated by the Department of Puerto Rican Community Affairs in the United States.

The agency, at 304 Park Ave. South, New York, N.Y., 10010, has a hot line for news and for people wishing to donate money: (212) 473-4788. In addition, the federal Interior Department has established a 24-hour telephone number for people seeking information about conditions in the Virgin Islands. The number is (202) 343-6816. Operation California/USA Inc. is preparing relief shipments to Caribbean islands affected by the hurricane. The phone number is (213) 658-8876.

There are two American Red Cross numbers for callers who wish to pledge money for Puerto Rican hurricane relief: (800) 453-9000 for English speakers, and (800) 453-4487 for Spanish speakers.

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