You are all probably well-aware of the devastation Hurricane Maria has caused for Puerto Rico. But did you know that Case has a few Puerto Rican students currently enrolled in our programs?

In fact, one of our students, Edwin Pacheco Colón, born and raised in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, is currently enrolled in our full-time MBA program at Weatherhead. His family, friends and entire island has been greatly impacted by the hurricane and he would like to do as much as he can to reach out to the people of Puerto Rico as soon as possible.

He has been in touch with PRFAA (Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration) in Columbus, Ohio, that will get some much-needed items to the residents of Puerto Rico next week and the Weatherhead Volunteer Committee wants to help.

Our turnaround time is quick, but we are asking that you donate any items that you can. Below is a list of items requested, and they are also asking for bug spray.

  • Bottle water
  • Bug spray
  • Peanut butter
  • Baby food & diapers
  • Cereal (hot and cold)
  • Rice
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Coffee
  • Band-aids and gauze
  • Non-latex gloves
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Burn cream
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tape (duct and surgical)
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Clothing (all genders/ages)
  • Socks (all genders/ages)
  • Underwear (new) (all genders/ages)
  • Shoes/Sandals (all genders/ages)
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Body soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Baby wipes
  • Cleaning wipes
  • Laundry soap
  • Dish washing soap

Please bring all items to the Weatherhead Graduate Student Services Office (PBL 150) between the hours of 8:30am-5pm from today until the end of the day on Friday, October 6.

Also, if you have a large vehicle and could help Edwin take the goods down to Columbus on October 6, please let us know.

If you have any questions, Edwin has asked that you reach out to him directly: 787.345.1856,

Let’s make this one of Case’s best donation drives yet! Thanks for your help!