By Michele Fiore

CHICAGO (CBS) —Two months after Hurricane Maria left catastrophic damage to Puerto Rico, a charity drive is being held on the northwest side.

They’ve come to drop off hats and jackets, canned food and water at Grace and Peace Community Church in the 2600 block of N. Harlem.

Jacqueline Baez is impressed the weather didn’t keep them away.

“Just to see people that are still coming through even though it’s raining outside, it’s cold,” said Baez. “People are still coming to the Revive Center donating stuff on a daily basis.”

From the church items collected are being dropped off at the Revive Center in the 1800 block of North Leclaire.

Baez says her heart breaks for Puerto Rican refugees she’s met.

Many escaped the hurricane with their lives but lost so much: their homes and jobs.

And starting over isn’t easy.

 

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