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Caguas swears in volunteers for emergency assistance

Caguas Mayor William Miranda Torres

By The Star Staff

The municipal administration of Caguas announced Monday that in a ceremony held at the Fine Arts Center, a group of citizens was sworn in as volunteers to help out in case of emergencies and to be assigned to the Municipal Office of Emergency Management (OMME by its Spanish initials).

“The extraordinary work that Caguas volunteers have done during Hurricane Maria, the pandemic and Hurricane Fiona, among other situations, shows us that we have an army of brave citizens willing to help when we need them most,” Caguas Mayor William Miranda Torres said. “The collaboration of our volunteers has resulted in the restoration of electrical services and debris removal after the impact of Fiona, as well as the rescue of people in the midst of the onslaught of atmospheric events. Thanks to the volunteers and teamwork with the staff of the municipality. we have been able to have results for the benefit of the communities and the city.”

Municipal volunteers take workshops and training on safety issues, and serve the public for free.

The swearing-in was conducted by OMME Director Ángel Crespo, with assistance from engineer Andrés Rodríguez of Emergency Management Zone 10.

“Volunteering gives you a sense of protection and obligation. When you volunteer, you have the ability to take all your words further to turn them into concrete practice,” Miranda Torres said to the volunteers. “And it is that volunteering can not remain only in words, since the ideal is to accompany it with actions that demonstrate the empathy that one has toward other people. I give you the most infinite thanks for this great gesture of love and social commitment. “

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