Medical supplies head to Puerto Rico

Pictured from left: Lisa Geiger with Agricultural Transport, Tim Vogt with Agricultural Transport, Edwin Lacen with Agricultural Transport, Dunkirk Special Events Coordinator Hector Rosas, Agricultural Transport owner Jacob Sam, Mayor Wilfred Rosas, City Clerk Edwin Ramos and Dunkirk attorney Richard Morrisroe.

On Wednesday, about $350,000 worth of medical supplies left Dunkirk for Puerto Rico.

The supplies originated from Globus Relief of Utah, a humanitarian organization that distributes needed medical supplies to improve health globally. The supplies were brought to Dunkirk by Agricultural Transport in Dunkirk.

After leaving Dunkirk, the supplies were taken to the National Guard U.S. Armory Building in Buffalo, where they will be shipped to Puerto Rico.

The shipping would normally be $53,000, however that cost was waived by Gov. Andrew Cuomo since the supplies are being donated to the island which is still recovering from Hurricane Maria.