‘101 Días/101 Days’ by Egleston Main Street Ex. Director Shows Puerto Rico Post Hurricane Maria

In October, Egleston Main Street's Executive Director Luis Edgardo Cotto visited Puerto Rico to bring relief items after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Photos he took to document his trip and the destruction wrought by the hurricane are now on exhibit in a local restaurant. "Federico and I hope that these images will keep the ongoing plight of the island in people's minds and that efforts to assist continue," said Cotto to Jamaica Plain News. Photos in the exhibit were taken by Cotto and Federico Cintrón Moscoso, a professor at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras. The photos show the destruction of the immediate aftermath and provide scenes of hope months later on New Year's Eve. The photos were taken in the barrios of Santurce and Old San Juan in San Juan and in the mountain towns of Cidra and Adjuntas.

Egleston Square Main Street Director Bringing Donations to Puerto Rico to Help Family, Citizens

Luis Edgardo Cotto is going to Puerto Rico to help in relief efforts and bringing items to assist with longterm necessities such as clean water and electricity. Cotto, the executive director of Egleston Square Main Street, has opened up its office at the Egleston Square YMCA to receive donations. He has also created an online fundraising page. "My plan is to go to Puerto Rico to personally deliver (and install) solar lanterns, water filtration systems and 50w solar kits in the town of Cidra, Barrio of Montellano, Sector of La Bloquera," said Cotto to Jamaica Plain News. A sector is to Cidra what Egleston Square is to Boston -- a neighborhood.