I am joined by Puerto Rican Falcons fan Noel Rodriguez to discuss his favorite team and the ongoing crisis in his birthplace. Noel explains his journey to Falcons fandom and the level of support they receive on the island from other Puerto Ricans. We discuss the current state of the team, including the challenges to their depth, defense, injuries, and more as these things apply to their Week 6 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. I explain my hesitance on the Falcons’ Week 6 outlook, Sarkisian getting the offense back on track and Wes Schweitzer’s development before (42:00) Noel begins to reveal what is really happening in Puerto Rico and ways listeners can help out.
I have given a donation to United for Puerto Rico fund and plan on contributing more. I’ve also added the Google Chrome extension Tab For a Cause, which is another way to contribute to various charities along with United for Puerto Rico while passively surfing the internet.
Other ways in which you can donate or find resources to do so are:
- A recent NBC News article linking to several ways to contribute
- One America Appeal
- Global Giving
- World Central Kitchen
- Hispanic Federation’s UNIDOS page
- American Red Cross
- GoFundMe’s Hurricane Maria Relief page
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