NO MAN IS AN ISLAND: Lending a Hand to Puerto Rico
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico in September 2017 and left a majority of the island without power, homes and roads destroyed, and water contaminated, Northern Trust’s Latin Heritage Leadership Council (LHLC) partnered with other Chicago-area firms to provide help.
Led by the LHLC, employees collected supplies such as dry and canned foods, baby formula, diapers, first-aid kits, towels and blankets, laundry detergent and pet food. They also raised money and purchased nearly 14,000 bottles of water to send to the island.
“The response was overwhelming. While I know there is still much needed in Puerto Rico, it felt great to know that we, as an organization, provided help,” said Luis Amaya, president of LHLC and manager of Commingled Investment Trust product management for Northern Trust Asset Management.