Update on Mansfield students volunteering in Puerto Rico

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Last week, Mansfield University sent 13 students to Puerto Rico to help with hurricane relief efforts. 

MANSFIELD, Pa. (18 NEWS) - Last week, Mansfield University sent 13 students to Puerto Rico to help with hurricane relief efforts. 

The students left early Wednesday morning and have been hard at work installing water filters in Aguadilla.

They’re being led by the mail services coordinator of the school, Edgar Domenech, who is a native of the area.

The students have been drilling and building water filtration systems and documenting their experience. 

Wilson Preston, a student, says applying to this trip was a last minute decision. 

“What am I going to do at home?” Preston asked. “I’m just going to sit at home for a week and I want to help out and help others in need and just take a whole bunch of lifetime experiences back from this trip. I am taking back memories of helping others, but we’re installing water filters here… and just understanding that I should be thankful for what I have because a lot of people have it a lot worse than I do.”

As a result, families in Puerto Rico will have safe drinking and cooking water.

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Photos and interview courtesy of waterfiltersforpr.com.

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