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Teens of Young at Arts assist with hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico

Dozens of teenagers from Westchester and the Bronx spent 10 days helping with ongoing hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

News 12 Staff

Aug 21, 2019, 12:29 AM

Updated 1,767 days ago

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Dozens of teenagers from Westchester and the Bronx spent 10 days helping with ongoing hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.
About 40 students from Young at Arts, an after school arts program in Westchester, just returned from the communities in the Quinta Tranquila mountains.
They installed solar panels and water purification systems to areas still reeling from Hurricane Maria two years later.
"It reminds me how blessed out community is to have what we have," said Matt Irving, of Eastchester.
The teenagers also performed twice during their trip. During one of their performances, Yankees legend and Puerto Rico native Bernie Williams, joined the group on stage.


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