Dorchester residents banded together to contribute to relief efforts for the victims of hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Cottage Brook Apartments Tenant Organizers (C.B.A.T.O) led the way!
Carmen Marcial, President of C.B.A.T.O., along with fellow tenant association members Maryam Canty, Iris Zayas, Jessica Rodriquez, Damaris Hernandez, Eileen Kenner, Irene Mongo, and Crystal Depina distributed fliers, fielded calls, sorted donations and worked with Dorchester Bay EDC to kick off this effort. C.B.A.T.O. engaged the community to collect an estimated $5000 worth of relief items.
“I am on a fixed income, but I felt in my heart that I wanted to help our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico,” said Carmen Marcial.