New York City government and local Bronx organizations have mobilized to provide disaster relief to Puerto Rico. Here are local drop-off sites for donations and other ways you can support relief efforts.
DROP-OFF SITES Office of Mayor DeBlasio The Office of Mayor DeBlasio, along with city agencies, are organizing donations sites at FDNY/EMS locations throughout New York City. Below is a list of items New York City is collecting to send to those affected by Hurricane Maria:
- Baby food
- First Aid Supplies
- Feminine Hygiene Products
Please note the City is only collecting the items listed above. All donated items must be non-perishable, not second-hand, nor contain any liquids of any kind. Open or unsealed donations of food or hygiene supplies will not be accepted. Wet wipes will also not be accepted. Any other items will be kindly returned. There are 18 drop-off locations accepting donations across all five boroughs. Donations will be accepted between 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Please be aware that FDNY members at these locations may not be present during drop-off hours if they are responding to an emergency.
- Engine 91: 242 E. 111th Street, New York, NY 11220 (East Harlem)
- Engine 95/ Ladder 36: 29 Vermilyea Avenue, New York, NY 10033 (Inwood)
- Engine 28/ Ladder 11: 222 E. 2nd Street, New York, NY 10009 (Lower East Side)
- EMS Station 26: 1264 Boston Road, Bronx NY 10456 (Morrisania)
- EMS Station 55: 3134 Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451 (Melrose)
- Engine 64/ Ladder 47: 1214 Castle Hill Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462 (Castle Hill)
- Engine 83/ Ladder 29: 618 E. 138th Street, Bronx, NY 10454 (Mott Haven/South Bronx)
- Engine 316: 27-12 Kearney Street, Queens, NY 11369 (East Elmhurst)
- Engine 289/ Ladder 138: 97-28 43rd Avenue, Queens, NY 11368 (Corona)
- Engine 307/ Ladder 154: 81-17 Northern Boulevard, Queens, NY 11372 (Jackson Heights)
- Engine 271/ Ladder 124: 392 Himrod Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237 (Bushwick)
- Engine 277/ Ladder 112: 582 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221 (Bushwick)
- Engine 201/ Ladder 114: 5113 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220 ( Sunset Park)
- Engine 228: 436 39th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232 (Sunset Park)
- Engine 218: 650 Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11221 (Bushwick)
- Engine 153/ Ladder 77: 74 Broad Street, Staten Island, NY 10304 (Stapleton)
- Engine 157/ Ladder 80: 1573 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302 (Port Richmond)
- Ladder 79: 1189 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310 (Port Richmond)
BronxWorks is also accepting donations of non-perishable food, batteries, first aid, bandages, flashlights, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, baby formula, diapers, baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, pet food and adult diapers. Donations can be dropped off at any of these four locations:
- BronxWorks Administration, 60 East Tremont Ave. Bronx NY 10453 (9-5pm),
- Heights Senior Center, 200 W. Tremont Ave. Bronx NY 10453 (7:30am – 3:30pm),
- The Living Room/Safe Haven, 800 Barretto St. Bronx NY 10474 (9am – 5pm),
- The Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center, 1130 Grand Concourse Bronx NY 10456 (8am – 6pm).
For more information contact Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646-393-4002.
FOR PEOPLE TRYING TO LOCATE THEIR FAMILIES: You may register with the American Red Cross Safe and Well website(www.redcross.org/SafeAndWell), a free public reunification tool that allows individuals and organizations to register and post messages to indicate that they are safe, or to search for loved ones. The site is always available and open to the public and available in Spanish. Registrations and searches can be done directly on the website. Registrations can also be completed by texting SAFE to 78876. Messages exist in both Spanish and English.
Outside of the US and its territories: If you are looking for a U.S. citizen affected by recent international disasters, please contact the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Citizens Services at 1-888-407-4747 or go online here.
If you live in the United States and are looking for non-U.S. citizen family members affected by Hurricane Maria in the French and Dutch territories, and British Virgin Islands, please visit here to find more information. If you are seeking information about non-U.S. citizen family members in Mexico who have been missing since the recent earthquake, please visit www.redcross.org/FamilyLinks, or call the American Red Cross Restoring Family Links Helpline at 844-782-9441
TO MAKE A MONETARY DONATION Here are some ways you can donate:
- “Unidos por Puerto Rico” This site was created by the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló. Click here: UNIDOS POR PUERTO RICO
- The Hispanic Federation. Click here: HISPANIC FEDERATION
- “Friends of Puerto Rico” — Many artists, actors, athletes, government officials, etc., have created “Friends of Puerto Rico,” for the Maria Hurricane Relief through Amazon which will deliver much needed items directly to them. Click here: AMAZON
- Acacia Network is supporting the people of Puerto Rico. Donate at DonatePuertoRico.com. 100% of your donation will go directly to the victims of Hurricane Maria.