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  • October 26, 2017
    WXYZ
    Local concert with Sean Blackman to benefit Puerto Rico after hurricanes

    Sean Blackman and Waterford Regional Firefighter Javier Martinez are teaming up to raise money for Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico with a special concert on Thursday, Oct. 26. The concert is at The Garden Theater and will celebrate the Puerto Rican culture as part of their monthly world music concert series with music, dan, art & cuisine. All tickets are available at seanblackman.com/live and all proceeds will be given to relief efforts in Puerto Rico and be hand delivered in person by both Blackman and Martinez.

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  • October 26, 2017
    WXYZ
  • October 17, 2017
    Fox 2
    Michigan firefighter raising money for Puerto Rico

    (WJBK) - A Michigan firefighter is on a mission to help those left devastated in his childhood homeland.

    Pontiac firefighter Javier Martinez is raising money and going to deliver it to hard hit areas in Puerto Rico himself.

    He joins FOX 2 with Sean Blackman to talk about a special fundraiser.

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  • October 17, 2017
    The Oakland Press
    Pontiac firefighter reunites families in Puerto Rico, how to help those affected

    Not more than four days after Hurricane Maria hit his hometown of Aguirre, Puerto Rico, Hector Martinez was on a plane to the island.

    The Waterford regional firefighter of 14-years spent a week in Puerto Rico, reuniting families over the internet, delivering much needed supplies to those without food, water or electricity and putting his skills as president of a tree trimming company, Trees & Co., to use in freeing those trapped in their homes by fallen trees.

    After witnessing the devastation first-hand, Martinez and his close friend, Sean Blackman, a well-known metro Detroit musician, decided to take action in the form of collecting funds and goods to be delivered by hand to Puerto Rico on a military cargo plane.

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