NORCECA President offers assistance to Puerto Rico
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 24, 2017 – The
president of NORCECA Confederation Cristobal Marte Hoffiz
expressed his solidarity to the volleyball family of Puerto Rico
following the catastrophic damages caused in the island by
hurricanes Irma and Maria this past week.
The flooding and gusty winds caused nearly a dozen of deaths and
thousands in shelters following the devastating path of the
natural events. The island has been without electricity power
for more than a week and the reports are it would take months
before the service is completely restored.
“Our prayers are with our friends from Puerto Rico who have
suffered the direct impact of these hurricanes,” Marte Hoffiz
The president of NORCECA remitted a letter to Puerto Rican
Volleyball Federation president, Dr. César Trabanco, expressing
his feelings and from the members of NORCECA.
“I hope we can in some way give assistance to Puerto Rican
Federation as they try to overcome this situation of calamity,”
Marte Hoffiz said.
“Puerto Rican Federation is one of the most important within
NORCECA as they are the only with professional leagues in both
genders,” he said.