A news website produced by students of A.P. Giannini Middle School
By Coco Connor
Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday, September 20. It was a Category 4 hurricane, with 150 miles per hour winds!
The hurricane devastated the area, and killed more than 900 people and injured many many more. However, the United States did not send the immediate help that was needed, and many people including children were trapped inside seriously damaged buildings. Many people have wondered why the American government did not join in to help a major hurricane’s destructions get fixed. After all, Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States.
If you want to help, donate to one of the trustable sites below to make a difference for Puerto Rico. Thank you!
Unidos por Puerto Rico
Save the Children
The Giannini Beacon Gazette is a news site created by the Journalism Club students of A.P. Giannini Middle School and sponsored by Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center (SNBC).