New Yorkers have always helped out our neighbors in times of need, and now is one of those times. In the aftermath of the destructive Hurricane Maria, the city is ready to provide assistance to Puerto Rico. Mayor de Blasio is encouraging New Yorkers to do their part and donate critically needed items for hurricane relief efforts. He announced that 18 firehouses and EMS stations across the five boroughs of NYC can donate needed items for Hurricane Maria relief. These items will be delivered to families directly affected by the storm. Below is a list of items that New York City is collecting to those affected by Hurricane Maria.
- Baby food
- First Aid Supplies
- Feminine Hygiene Products
It is important to note that the City is only collecting the items listed above! All donated items must be non-perishable, not second-hand, nor contain any kind of liquid. Open or unsealed donations of food or hygiene supplies will not be accepted as well as Wet Wipes. Any other items will be returned to you!
You can drop the items off at 18 locations that are accepting donations across all five boroughs. You can donate between the hour of 7am through 9pm. Please note that FDNY members at these locations may not be present during drop-off hours if they are responding to an emergency. You can find a list of where to donate here.
Thanks to Mayor de Blasio, these drop off sites are making it easier for New Yorkers to provide help to those in need.