Hurricane Maria

January 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés Joins Relief Chefs in Puerto Rico After Earthquake

Chef José Andrés of Bethesda has once again activated his team of relief chefs at World Central Kitchen to respond to the aftermath of the earthquake in Puerto Rico. Andrés developed World Central Kitchen as a nonprofit that offers free meals to areas struck by natural disasters. World Central Kitchen has sent relief chefs to […]

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October 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés: ‘Charity Should Be About the Liberation of the Receiver’

While meeting with students at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville on Monday, José Andrés of Bethesda—celebrity chef famous for feeding areas suffering from poverty and natural disaster—talked about starting the nonprofit organization World Central Kitchen. World Central Kitchen responds to areas struck by poverty and natural disaster by sending relief chefs to feed […]

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January 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés Opening #ChefsForFeds Relief Kitchen in D.C.

Chef José Andrés is continuing his pursuit of helping furloughed workers and contractors struggling from the federal government shutdown. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, Andrés is opening a temporary relief kitchen on Pennsylvania Avenue, near the U.S. Navy Memorial, to feed struggling furloughed government workers and contractors. Andrés is opening the kitchen through his non-profit, World Central Kitchen. World […]

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January 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés Feeds Furloughed Federal Workers at Jaleo in Bethesda

Chef José Andrés has pledged to feed furloughed federal workers at his six D.C. area restaurants, including Jaleo in Bethesda, until the government shutdown ends. On Dec. 21, a day before the government officially shutdown, President Donald Trump tweeted that if the democrats didn’t agree to allocate money towards a $5.6 billion dollar border wall, […]

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July 24, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Concert in Rockville to Benefit Hurricane Maria Victims

In an effort to raise money to rebuild communities in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria last year, a local nonprofit is hosting a series of concerts in the Washington D.C. metro area. Vieques en el Corazon will hold a fundraising music tour from July 24 through July 29. The tour will feature Puerto Rico-based musician […]

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October 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Chef Jose Andres Helping to Feed Puerto Rico

Jose Andres, the celebrity chef who owns Jaleo in Bethesda and other D.C.-area restaurants, has been in Puerto Rico feeding thousands. His nonprofit, World Central Kitchen, has organized chefs into meal-making operations for the island. His Twitter feed — @joseandres — is filled with videos of food being created for the people ravaged by Hurricane […]

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October 2, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Collect Supplies for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief (PHOTOS)

A group of residents teamed up with staff from the Dynamite Gymnastics Center in Rockville, to hold a collection drive to support Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico over the weekend. And because of the community’s support, organizers said at least eight 26-foot truckloads of water, cleaning supplies, medicine, canned food, diapers and pillows and […]

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September 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hogan Sending National Guard to Help Puerto Rico

Twenty-six members of the Maryland National Guard’s 29th Combat Aviation Brigade will be sent to Puerto Rico to help the island rebuild after Hurricane Maria, a statement from Gov. Larry Hogan’s office said Friday. The brigade will be assigned to water purification, using systems that can convert in one hour about 1,200 gallons of hazardous water […]

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September 25, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Worried About Their Families in Puerto Rico (PHOTOS)

Ken Hartman is waiting to hear an update from his family in Carolina, Puerto Rico. The last time he talked to one of his cousins was Friday; just two days after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on the island. “There’s no electricity in Carolina so it’s very difficult,” he said. Karen Luchiano, however, has not spoken […]

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September 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Sept. 25 in Montgomery County

Here’s your daily rundown of what’s happening today, Sept. 25, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Turning 5: Dawson’s Market in downtown Rockville is turning 5 years old with a week of events. 2. Meeting the Press: Council President Roger Berliner meets the press at 11 a.m. 3 In Session: The Montgomery County Board of Education […]

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