Public employees and pensioners of the
government that are members of the Association of Pensioners of the Free State
Associate (Aeela) to have reached the offices of the unit for
apply for loans from $500 and $1,000 offered by the institution, in cases
It is expected that about 40 thousand people
apply for the emergency loan, which could start to receive this
From early in the morning today
hundreds of people have flocked to the central offices of Aeela, in Hato Rey,
in search of an economic relief to their own pockets for unforeseen costs in
those who have had to incur, after the passage of hurricane Irma.
In addition to the central office, Aeela
it has other branches in Caguas, Humacao, Mayaguez, Ponce, Arecibo, Aguadilla
and in the Medical Center in Rio Piedras.
The executive director of Aeela,
Pablo Crespo Claudio said that they will be receiving applications from today through Monday
until the 5 of October.
Government employees arrive to Aeela to ask for help
Apply for emergency loans.
“We have a disaster when a
a million people is dark, there are landslides, floods, sectors
are isolated, there are hundreds of downed trees on power lines, in
cities, towns and a large part of the rural area, there are thousands of homes without
drinking water and hospitals without electric service,” said
He explained to the First Time, that approximately 124
thousand members of Aeela can request aid.
The official added that the
loans are extended to about 590 members of Aeela that reside in Miami and that
have also been affected by the passage of hurricane Irma.
Also in the central office of
Aeela started to operate from today as a center for the collection of articles of first
need for the victims who reside on the islands of Culebra and
Vieques, as well as from the caribbean islands that were devastated by the cyclone.