The six-week deployment includes state and local police officers, divided into three separate two-week rotations.
Scott Gottlieb said in a statement that the agency is working to prevent shortages of about 40 crucial medicines.
"The suffering in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands is heartbreaking, and while we cannot rebuild their homes we can offer students a way to continue their education and help return their lives to normal", said EFSC President Dr. Jim Richey.
After the Category 5 hurricane made a direct hit on Puerto Rico and ravaged the island for over 30 hours, USA aid has been slow in developing. "We're all a family in Puerto Rico", Curbelo added.
Santos says it's not an option for her and her girls not to help and many volunteers have similar feelings. "I just spoke to my mom for the first time in 12 days", said Freddy Medina.
Florida Hospital tells News 6 its goal is to fill 10 large containers and ship the supplies to Puerto Rico this week. "Who knows if they're going to be able to shower or whatnot, but a lot of our officers have family in Puerto Rico".
The governor said he will reiterate to a congressional delegation visiting Puerto Rico today the need for urgent action, due to the magnitude of the challenges. However, after Hurricane Maria tore through the very place PRSA represents, Curbelo recalled the board's decision to "help out our family" and donate half the proceeds to the disaster relief fund, UNIDOS. Those facilities will benefit not only those areas, but also the island as a whole, he pointed out. "With this event, we, like everyone in Tallahassee, can be one step closer to helping people in need".