Laura and Jorge Posada helping Puerto Rico

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and his wife continue to give to hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico.

Jorge and Laura Posada headed to the island Monday in a cargo plane that they helped fill with 155,000 pounds of goods in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The Puerto Rico-born couple said the humanitarian efforts — Americans helping Americans — are also personal for them. Jorge Posada said "it's very hard" to witness "the need." He said that government relief for Puerto Rico becoming politicized is unfortunate.

Posada said this is his fifth trip to the island since Hurricane Maria hit last month.