The stock of Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) closed at $957.10 losing 0.22% in yesterday’s trading session. Jeff Bezos, the company’s founder and CEO, revealed that a plane full of supplies was delivered to San Juan, Puerto Rico on Monday.
Hurricane Maria left the occupants of Puerto Rico devastated after it ruined the island. The Category 4 storm started off by interfering with the various roads and buildings. The destruction of roads especially on the Caribbean island is a matter that will cost much and they might be depending on well-wishers to extend a helping hand. The natural calamity also knocked off power and communication and the situation has been described as “apocalyptic.”
The United States government has always been quick to intervene in similar situations. It also intervened here though a lot of people have given their thoughts regarding its operations saying that they have been moving at a very low pace.
Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has also sympathized with the affected persons and in indicating its support it has sent powerwall battery systems and at the moment they have already landed on the island. The battery packs will help a lot of the households considering that they have the capacity to collect and store solar energy. Elon Musk expressed his sympathies after which he proceeded to make a donation of $250,000.
One of the leaders of Puerto Rico opined, “Amazon plane packed with donation of critical supplies landed earlier today in San Juan. Thank you to all the Amazonians who made it happen.”
The storm has touched a lot of people globally. A number of the wireless carriers have also intervened giving support to persons in the affected region. Through waiving text and cell phone charges they hoped to succeed in their quest to help the affected people easily connect with friends and their families. The other thing the companies did was set up a website to help reach the various people in Puerto Rico.