1980, 1984 Olympian Jesse Vassallo Calling For Help With Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

Photo Courtesy: Bob Ingram

Former US Olympian from 1980 and 1984, Jesse Vassallo is calling for help in regards to Puerto Rico hurricane relief help. Vassallo appeared in a video posted by the International Swimming Hall of Fame on Thursday stating that Puerto Rico is desperate for help with recovery from Hurricane Maria.

Vassallo is a native of Puerto Rico and said in the video below that he posted on Facebook to see if he could find out more about his brothers. Vassallo recalled fighting back tears of images of the destruction on the island. Vassallo still has family and friends that live on the island that are living without electricity and water, among many other things.

Vassallo said the best way to help is to donate money via the American Red Cross here.

Photos of Hurricane Maria Aftermath


Photo Courtesy: Jesse Vassallo


Photo Courtesy: Jesse Vassallo


Photo Courtesy: Jesse Vassallo

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  1. Alexandre Anello

    I had the privilege to practice with his brother and coach, Jose Vassalo, at the Miami Hurricanes.

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Andy Ross graduated Cum Laude from Southern Illinois University where he studied Radio and Television and Journalism. He is a native of West Lafayette, Indiana and has been on board with Swimming World since January 2015.

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