Zenaida Denizac of Deltona uses social media to solicit revenue for Hurricane Maria-devastated Mayaguez, Puerto Rico where she's from

Video and photos by Henry Frederick / Zenaida Denizac, is shown with her husband, Joe, in their Deltona home for a video shoot on her reaction to the devastation in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria. 
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DELTONA, Fla. -- Zenaida Denizac has raised $5,780 in the past 12 days for relief aid to her brethren in her hometown of Mayaquez, Puerto Rico.

Her ultimate goal is $20,000 in a GoFundMe online account that has drawn contributions from 81 individuals so far, with amounts ranging from $5 to $300.

"My immediate goal is to raise at least $20,000 so that at least 200 families can receive $100 worth of groceries to get them through until more help arrives," Denizac wroite on her Go Fund Me page. "I can’t wait for the aid to trickle down from the east to the west coast. My hometown needs food and water today. Please donate now! Food will be purchased, boxed and a van will be waiting to pick it up and start delivering tomorrow." 

Denizac continued, "I am humbly asking that you join me in this effort. My family and I are people of integrity and we will ensure that each donation is used responsibly for the purpose intended. Your donation to Hurricane Relief Funds P.R. will make an immediate impact." 

Denizac, 57, and her husband, Joe, 58, were both born a year apart in Mayaguez, located on the west coast of Puerto Rico, now known as Porta del Sol. 

"My immediate goal is to raise at least $20,000 so that at least 200 families can receive $100 worth of groceries to get them through until more help arrives," Denizac wroite on her Go Fund Me page. "I can’t wait for the aid to trickle down from the east to the west coast. My hometown needs food and water today. Please donate now! Food will be purchased, boxed and a van will be waiting to pick it up and start delivering tomorrow." 

Denizac continued, "I am humbly asking that you join me in this effort. My family and I are people of integrity and we will ensure that each donation is used responsibly for the purpose intended. Your donation to Hurricane Relief Funds P.R. will make an immediate impact." 

Denizac, 57, and her husband, Joe, 58, were both born a year apart in Mayaguez, located on the west coast of Puerto Rico, now known as Porta del Sol. 

They were married in their hometown and moved to Deltona 30 years ago after Zenaida Denizac received her bachelor’s degree. They have resided in Deltona for 30 years. She has spent the last 21 years as a teacher at Pine Ridge High School in Deltona.

Denizac, a registered Republican, was a two-two-term Deltona city commissioner for eight years until 2014. She served as vice mayor of Deltona, 2011-’12. he seats on the commission are non-partisan.

In a video slide show presentation shot by Headline Surfer at her Deltona home seven days after Hurricane Maria caused massive devastation, Denizac can be heard on the video asking, “Where is the president,” referring to Trump.

Denizac asks that anyone who wants to help her cause to please visit her GoFundMe account.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's a third of the way though the Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation will be in March 2018.