Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I – Brooklyn, Staten Island) will be collecting supplies for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The Category-4 hurricane completely destroyed the island’s power grid, leaving all 3.5 million residents without electricity. The donation drive is being run in partnership with the Community Christian Center in New Brighton, and will be shipped to Puerto Rico by the office of Assemblyman Felix Ortiz in Brooklyn.
“Like many New Yorkers, my mother and I have spent the past few days trying, without success, to reach our relatives in Puerto Rico. I ask all New Yorkers to remember the people of Puerto Rico in their prayers and to be generous givers to the relief efforts. I encourage those with an interest in helping to bring supplies to my office for shipment to the island,” said Assemblywoman Malliotakis.
Supplies can be delivered to Assemblywoman Malliotakis’s Staten Island office at 11 Maplewood Place in Midland Beach, and the Community Christian Center at 1388 Richmond Terrace in West Brighton. Brooklyn residents can bring items directly to Assemblyman Ortiz’s office at 5004 4th Avenue in Sunset Park.
Donations will be accepted on Monday, September 25th and Tuesday, September 26th, to be shipped on Wednesday.
Items needed for Wednesday’s shipment include:
• First-Aid supplies
Clothing cannot be accepted.