Proviso Township Residents Provide Puerto Rico Aid In Diverse Ways

Sunday, October 29, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Students at Roosevelt Middle School in Bellwood who helped raise nearly $1,900 for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. | Courtesy Roosevelt Middle School 

Community members from across Proviso Township are chipping in to help out the many victims of recent natural disasters, particularly Hurricane Maria, which battered the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, leaving nearly 900,000 people without power.

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Maywood Native, Air Force Pilot to Be Recognized at BET Awards

Maywood native Kenyatta Ruffin standing near his fighter jet. | Courtesy Ruffin  via U.S. Air Force  Sunday, June 26, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews ||@village_free  This year’s BET Awards show will have a Maywood angle and it won’t just be about spotlighting an athlete or entertainer. Maywood native Kenyatta Ruffin will be honored during the Shine a Light portion of this year’s show, which airs live today … Continue reading Maywood Native, Air Force Pilot to Be Recognized at BET Awards