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News Release

For Immediate Release
September 28, 2017

Governor Sununu Press Office
(603) 271-2121

Governor Sununu Announces New Hampshire’s Response to Help Puerto Rico

Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu announced that his office, in coordination with New Hampshire Emergency Management, will accept in-kind donations for victims of the developing humanitarian crisis caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico.

"Today, I am proud to officially kick-off and announce New Hampshire’s response to help Puerto Rico, led by New Hampshire’s dedicated and generous state employees,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “Since these tragedies, generous granite Staters have called and emailed our office asking how they can help. They’ve offered water, canned goods, and other non-perishable items. Yaritza Rodriguez, a Manchester resident, has collected over 3 pallets worth of non-perishable goods for the people of Puerto Rico, but has no way to send them. Granite Staters can pull up right up alongside the state house, and drop off their donations. No donation is too small or insignificant."

On October 3rd and 4th from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Granite Staters can drop off bottled water and non-perishable foods at the State House lawn to help fulfill the needs of the residents of Puerto Rico.

Only dated and non-expired bottled water and non-perishable food items can be accepted. The following items are best:

  • Bottled water
  • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables
  • Can openers
  • Protein or fruit bars
  • Dry cereal or granola
  • Peanut butter
  • Dried fruit
  • Canned juices
  • Non-perishable pasteurized milk
  • High energy foods
  • Food for infants
  • Comfort/stress foods

Those interested in a monetary donation can go to and follow the links to donate to a reputable national, regional, or local disaster response organization. For further information, please call 2-1-1, New Hampshire's statewide, comprehensive, information and referral service operated by Granite United Way.

Office of Governor Christopher Sununu
State House  |  107 North Main Street  |  Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2121  |  fax: (603) 271-7680