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Madison Avenue Christian Church raises money for Puerto Rico mental health services

Posted: 9:28 AM, Dec 03, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-03 14:34:56Z
How you can help rebuild Puerto Rico's spirit

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Two months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, physical recovery continues. Only 25 percent of roofs and 70 percent of generators have been installed, according to the latest figures from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

That's to say nothing of the mental recovery facing the millions of U.S. citizens who call the island home.

Madison Avenue Christian Church wants to help the youngest of those with its "Evening of Hope for Puerto Rico" fundraiser .

Proceeds will help children and teens with mental health and support services through Programa de Adolescentes de Naranjito Inc.

"We saw a need, and Madison Avenue Christian Church is always looking for an outreach. We saw this need and that's what we do, so we jumped in," Shari Caldarelli said.

The event will feature musicians from Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican food and a reception.

The event is 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at 1530 Madison Ave., Covington.