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LANTA, union team up for Puerto Rico relief

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Local News

LANTA and its Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) are joining together to help provide relief for the hurricane-ravaged Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Jointly announce by LANTA Executive Director, Owen O’Neil and ATU President Ricky Vega, LANTA will have buses stationed at local shopping centers Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

People are encouraged to bring new household goods and toys and non-perishable food items to help lessen the suffering on the Island, a U.S. territory.

“The ATU asked us about a LANTA-sponsored drive to help the people of Puerto Rico, and we were happy to offer the resources of the Authority,” O’Neil said. Members of the union have volunteered their time in bringing the buses to the sites, manning and unloading them for shipment to Puerto Rico.

“Our union membership is fully engaged in this effort which will benefit the people of Puerto Rico,” Vega said. “Many of our members have family on the island, as do many LANTA riders.”

Locations for the LANTA Hurricane Relief Effort are the Walmarts in Trexlertown, Whitehall, Northampton Crossings, and Bethlehem Square Shopping Center.