Mari Pepin Raises Awareness and Donations for Hurricane Fiona Victims in Puerto Rico
In our thoughts.
Bachelor Nation star Mari Pepin is a proud Puerto Rican and has been representing the U.S. territory in worldwide pageants this past year.
Since her time on “The Bachelor” and “Bachelor in Paradise,” Mari has continued to share her love for Puerto Rican culture, food, and more on social media.
Now, Mari just took to Instagram to raise awareness about Hurricane Fiona that has left thousands in Puerto Rico without water and power.
Alongside photos from the tragedies, Mari wrote, “Just days to the fifth anniversary of #HurricaneMaria, Puerto Rico has been devastated once again by natural disaster. This time, in the form of Cat 1 #HurricaneFiona. Although Fiona is “only” a category 1, she left destruction and devastation behind in many parts of the island that have yet to fully recover from the damages Maria brought five years ago.”
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Mari continued on, saying, “Thankfully my family and I are all okay, but there are many families who suddenly face a new reality; no home, no food, no shelter and in some cases no way out or across the damaged infrastructure. I hope you will join me in supporting these communities in whichever way you can. Please see the next slides for a few organizations who need our support and donations!”
She ended her post in Spanish. Translated to English, Mari wrote, “Puerto Rico, you are strong! You are perseverance, you are resilience! You are the spirit of the community helping each other. I know we will rise up as always and come out even stronger.”
Mari noted, “As always, I am motivated to be a part of our recovery, and I will be working for those affected.”
We’re sending Mari, her family, and everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Fiona our love and support.
Click here if you want to check out the charities Mari referenced in her post.