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Here’s How You Can Help Puerto Rico From Brooklyn

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On September 20, a Category 4 hurricane, Hurricane Maria, slammed Puerto Rico leaving 3.4 million people without power.

These American citizens are currently surviving on generators and need food, water, and other living essentials.

Here’s how you can help!

The Mayor’s office has set up five firehouses and EMS stations in Brooklyn whom are collecting donations. At this time only five donations are being collected:

  • Diapers
  • Baby food
  • Batteries
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Feminine hygiene products

You can donate at these locations:

  • Engine 271 / Ladder 124 (Bushwick)
    392 Himrod Street
    Cross Streets: Wyckoff Avenue and St. Nicholas Avenue
  • Engine 277 / Ladder 112 (Bushwick)
    582 Knickerbocker Avenue
    Cross Streets: Gates Avenue and Palmetto Street
  • Engine 218 (Bushwick)
    650 Hart Street
    Cross Streets: Myrtle Avenue and Central Avenue
  • Engine 201 / Ladder 114 (Sunset Park)
    5113 4th Avenue
    Cross Streets: 51st Street and 52nd Street
  • Engine 228 (Sunset Park)
    436 39th Street
    Cross Streets: 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue

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On Tuesday, October 17, Tidal X Brooklyn will host its third annual benefit concert in Barclays Center. This time, all net proceeds will go to disaster relief and recovery organizations. Tickets can be bought on this link.

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When: October 20

Where:Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215

Time: 8 pm

Price: Any amount of donation is fine to get tickets.

Donations:

  • Clean, summer clothing and sweaters
  • Towels, sheets and blankets
  • Non-perishable foods (dry, canned, or powdered)
  • Batteries, flashlights, lanterns, candles, portable radios
  • Personal hygiene: soap, wipes, etc.
  • Baby supplies: formula, diapers, solid food
  • First Aid supplies: alcohol, gauze, bandages, aspirin
  • Sunscreen lotion, mosquito repellant

4. 

When: October 1st

Where: 1894 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11210

Time: 1pm- 6pm

5. 

Assemblymember Robert Carroll will be collecting donations in his Park Slope office for Hurricane Maria victims.

Where: 416 7thAvenue

When: Monday-Friday

Time: 9:30am- 5pm

Donations: All items must be unopened and packaged

  • Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • Portable lanterns
  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Cases of water
  • Feminine hygiene products

6. 

Humanitarian Effort for Puerto Rico – Assemblymembers Steven Cymbrowitz and Helene Weinstein, City Council Member Alan Maisal, and Kings Bay Y are collecting donations.

Where: Kings Bay Y, 3495 Nostrand Avenue (between Avenues U and V)

Time: 9am-7pm

Donations:

  • Baby Food
  • Batteries
  • Canned Food
  • Diapers
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Feminine Hygiene Products

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You can choose among the four locations to drop off supplies to. Donations will be sent to Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Bahamas, and many other islands in the Caribbean.

8. 

Senator Marty Golden will be hosting a pizza and spumoni eating contest with Maria Campanella, The Ice Cream Girl. All proceeds will go to The American Red Cross of Greater NY to help in the relief/aid of Hurricane Maria for the victims in Puerto Rico. The fee will be $15 each only for contestants to be prepaid before the event.

Where: L&B Spumoni Gardens (2725- 86th Street/ Bensonhurst)

When: October 4

Time: 7:30 pm

 

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