NYC rallies to provide aid, emotional support to Puerto Rico

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Members of the Black Eyed Peas joined Mayor Bill de Blasio to help those struggling in Puerto Rico.

New York City has sent 164 city employees to work on the ground in Puerto Rico weeks after Hurricane Maria struck the island. The city has also sent over 30,000 donations. 

"That's what I love about New York City," Mayor de Blasio said. "Whenever there is a crisis, New York City always seems to step in."

Members of the Black Eyed Peas also turned out to push for emotional support.

The city's first lady, Chirlane McCray, also announced a hotline to help with mental health outreach for Puerto Ricans in New York and on the island. 

New York City residents can donate batteries, diapers, feminine hygiene products, first aid supplies and baby food until Oct. 31.

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