Facebook sending a crew to Puerto Rico

Mark Zuckerberg
FILE - In this April 18, 2017 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at his company's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. The company said it was implementing new methods of reaching out to people in real time when they go online and threaten to take their own lives, and will experiment with other ways of helping people. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (WRIC) — Facebook plans on sending a team to Puerto Rico in an effort to help the island regain internet connection.

This comes after much of Puerto Rico was destroyed by Hurricane Maria.

Cell phone companies are also sending teams to the island to restore phone lines and help the residents get in touch with the outside world.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will donate $1.5 million to two different organizations helping Puerto Ricans in the hurricane’s aftermath.