2017-10-11 / Front Page

SE Queens Electeds Collecting For Disaster Stricken Caribbean

Local residents are encouraged to donate what they are able to in aid of those in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean.

 NYS Sen. Leroy Comrie said, “So far, the 2017 Hurricane Season has produced four powerful storms that have devastated islands across the Caribbean and communities here in the United States. Millions in Puerto Rico and thousands in the US Virgin Islands are without power for the foreseeable future, hundreds of Barbudans are unable to return to their homes, and countless buildings across Saint Martin have been destroyed to name just a few ways that these storms have wreaked havoc on the Caribbean.

Elected leaders from across South Queens have teamed up with NYPD Patrol Borough Queens South to collect much needed goods for those who have been affected by these storms. NYPD Precincts across South Queens will be drop-off locations for items like batteries, flashlights, non-perishable canned/dried food, portable lanterns, diapers, baby wipes, bottled water, toiletries, hygiene products, new cleaning supplies, and other non-perishable items. All items must be new and unopened. Most collections are not accepting clothing.

Senator Comrie has teamed up with Assemblymembers Alicia Hyndman, Michele Titus, Clyde Vanel, Stacey Pheffer-Amato, David Weprin, Councilmembers I. Daneek  Miller, Rory Lancman, Barry Grodenchik, Donovan Richards, and the NYPD. The collection is continuing indefinitely.

Drop off items at the following NYPD Precincts:

100th Police Precinct 92-24 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway

101st Precinct 16-12 Mott Avenue, Far Rockaway

102nd Police Precinct 87-34 118th Street, Richmond Hill

103rd Police Precinct 168-02 P.O. Edward Byrne Ave., Jamaica

105th Police Precinct 92-08 222nd Street, Queens Village

106th Police Precinct 103-51 101st Street, Ozone Park

107th Police Precinct 71-01 Parsons Blvd., Flushing

113th Police Precinct 167-02 Baisley Blvd., Jamaica

For more info, please contact 718-765-6359.




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