Tampa couple launches $1 million campaign for Puerto Rico

Posted at 7:39 PM, Oct 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-12 19:39:53-04

A Tampa couple is launching a one million dollar campaign to help people in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. 

Jim and Liana O'Drobinak have pledged to match $500,000 in contributions for the 'Green for Puerto Rico' campaign.

Jim O'Drobinak is CEO of a Puerto Rico health insurance company, Medical Card System. 

The O'Drobinaks' were in Puerto Rico during the hurricane and  Liana just returned back to Tampa Bay. 

The MCS Foundation will donate 100 percent of funds to other tax-exempt non-profit organizations focused on children and/or healthcare. 

The donations will go to charities like the Boys and Girls Club Puerto Rico, the YMCA and other certified charities based on needs caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

MCS is using the green slogan as a way to help make Puerto Rico green again, from the trees -- to the economic development. 

The campaign has already raised more than $260,000.

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