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Vice President Mike Pence Tours Disaster Relief Center

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Vice President Mike Pence visited Central Florida on Thursday, to participate in a briefing regarding hurricane rescue and recovery efforts. “We will tirelessly reach every road and every community to bring aid to every Puerto Rican in need, and we will not stop until the job is done,” the Vice President said.

This was the first stop for the Vice President on a trip to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Vice President Pence toured the disaster relief center at Orlando International Airport and greeted a group of Puerto Ricans who were receiving help from relief agencies. He then headed to Iglesia de Dios, a local church assisting in volunteer efforts to distribute goods to Puerto Rico for the Hurricane Maria relief effort.

“The truth is, Hurricane Maria was an extraordinary storm with extraordinary damage, and it will be a long way back,” Vice President Pence said. “But I am here to report we are making progress.”

Outside the church, the Vice President helped volunteers pack cases of water into trucks.
“It’s remarkable to think you’ve already filled fifteen trucks full of goods and bought nearly 150 generators that have been sent to Puerto Rico,” the Vice President said. “Thank you for your generosity and your example.”

On Friday, the Vice President is traveling to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to survey storm damage and meet with members of the community affected by Hurricane Maria.