2017-09-27 / Front Page

Mets Partner With Cuomo For Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

BY JOYCE VETERE MILOWSKI AND DR. DAN MILLER

The Mets’ hurricane relief effort for Puerto Rico, which started Monday and continues through Friday, September 29, is bringing in plenty of donations from fans.  Borough President Melinda Katz joined in the effort.Photos Dan Miller/DMD IMAGESThe Mets’ hurricane relief effort for Puerto Rico, which started Monday and continues through Friday, September 29, is bringing in plenty of donations from fans. Borough President Melinda Katz joined in the effort.Photos Dan Miller/DMD IMAGESThe New York Mets are at it again. No, they are not trading off any more of their high salaried players. They are volunteering to partner with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on the Empire State Relief & Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico.

The Mets have announced that Citi Field will serve as a strategic location for Mets fans and all New Yorkers to deliver much-needed supplies that will be sent to help the people of Puerto Rico, who need to recover and rebuild following the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Maria.

The Mets encouraged fans attending the September 25, 26 and 27 games this week against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field to bring donations. Drop-off locations are outside the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, Left Field Gate and Bullpen Gate. Donations will be accepted between the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Mets will continue to accept donations between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. outside the Jackie Robinson Rotunda on Thursday and Friday, September 28 and 29. Fans travelling to the ballpark by car can enter through the Official Lot G on 126th street and proceed straight to the fire lane in front of the Rotunda. Mets staff will be on hand to unload items from your vehicles. A list is provided below of the suggested items by those left stranded in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Mets Chief Operating Officer, Jeff Wilpon, had these words to say, “On behalf of everyone at the Mets, we would like to thank Governor Cuomo for coordinating this massive relief effort for the island of Puerto Rico. The Mets and our fans stand alongside all our friends and family in Puerto Rico during this difficult time.”  

Here is a list of requested items to help in the hurricane relief of the people of Puerto Rico include:

Batteries

Flashlights and portable lanterns

Diapers and baby wipes

Cases of bottled water 

Feminine hygiene products

Canned food

Non-Perishable food

The Mets have asked that all donated items be completely unopened and packaged. Only the items listed above will be accepted.

Alliance Building Services and Budweiser are among the Mets partners who have already pledged to support the drive.

Any companies interested in making quantity donations or who have questions can call The New York Mets Community Engagement Team at (718) 565-4321 or send an email to community@nymets.com

Editor’s Note: Joyce Vetere Milowski and Dr. Dan Miller are senior correspondents with  the Queens Gazette and host a weekly radio talk show on WVOX1460AM, Whitney Radio Network, A Fox News Radio Affiliate Dr Dan Miller is also the Sports Director for the Queens Gazette.

On Monday morning September 25, Dr. Dan Miller joined “Good Morning Westchester” with Bob Marrone to discuss the Mets partnership with Governor Cuomo in helping in the relief efforts for the people of Puerto. WVOX founder William O’Shaunessy supports the governor and Mets efforts in helping those whose lives in Puerto Rico have been shattered by Hurricane Maria.

 

 

 

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