United Airlines has even waived baggage fees for the group so that they can bring extra supplies. 

A 16-student architecture team, along with two professors, left southwestern Michigan yesterday for Puerto Rico, but the trip had been planned long before Hurricane Maria hit the island.

The group from Andrews University in Berrien Springs left yesterday, and are bringing saws, cleaning supplies, baby formula, tarps, solar lamps and other rescue supplies with them. United Airlines has waived their baggage fees so that they can bring more relief items.

Their original project was to design housing and public spaces for one of the poorest areas of San Juan, and they're still sticking to it. But their first task will be "dirty work." They're also bringing a firefighter who is trained in CPR with them.