Business, nonprofit team up to send relief supplies to Puerto Rico

Lynnhaven Dive Center teamed up with the nonprofit group Hillier-Ignite to send hurricane relief supplies to Puerto Rico. (Photos courtesy of Lynnhaven Dive Center).

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Two local organizations have teamed up to send relief supplies to Puerto Rico.

A flight from Norfolk International Airport left for Puerto Rico on Monday with over 2,500 pounds of donations on board.

10 On Your Side’s Joe Fisher has learned the Lynnhaven Dive Center collected the donations, while nonprofit Hillier-Ignite helped charter a plane to the island. The plane departed ORF at 6 a.m. on Monday.

Items aboard included everything from food to flashlights, generators, batteries, lanterns and power cords.

Puerto Rico is facing a long recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The storm hit the island as a Category 4 hurricane, and left millions without power.

People from Lynnhaven Dive Center have made more than three trips to Puerto Rico.