Alex MacNamara, executive director, facilities at Nova Southeastern University, helps to unload about 2,000 pounds of supplies at Signature airport brought on a flight from Fort Lauderdale to be deliver to Nova’s San Juan campus in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Alex MacNamara, executive director, facilities at Nova Southeastern University, helps to unload about 2,000 pounds of supplies at Signature airport brought on a flight from Fort Lauderdale to be deliver to Nova’s San Juan campus in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. PEDRO PORTAL pportal@miamiherald.com
Alex MacNamara, executive director, facilities at Nova Southeastern University, helps to unload about 2,000 pounds of supplies at Signature airport brought on a flight from Fort Lauderdale to be deliver to Nova’s San Juan campus in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. PEDRO PORTAL pportal@miamiherald.com

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    Workers from an organization called Mountain Point provide drug-users with packets of clean syringes, mounds of antibacterial wipes and rolls of gauze from a dwindling supply. Their goal in the wake of the storm is to keep opioid users in Puerto Rico free from deadly diseases they could get from injecting drugs.