Local pol opens office as hurricane relief site

hurricane relief donations

A local elected official is pitching in to help collect donated items for the people of Puerto Rico.

Councilman Costa Constantinides announced that his office, located at 31-09 Newtown Avenue, will serve as a drop-off site for Hurricane Maria relief items. They will collect diapers, baby food, batteries, first-aid supplies and feminine hygiene products.

“Our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico are still in desperate need of our help from Hurricane Maria,” Constantinides said. “With a slow federal aid response, our city must come together to provide relief to families without food or water throughout Puerto Rico.”

Western Queens residents can also drop off donated items at Engine 316 on Kearney Street in East Elmhurst, Engine 289/Ladder 138 on 43rd Avenue in Corona and Engine 307/Ladder 154 on Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights.

Constantinides will accept the items during regular business hours.

“Along with police precincts and fire engines throughout our city, we have opened our doors to New Yorkers who want to donate much-needed supplies,” he said. “Let’s make sure that Hurricane Maria survivors are not forgotten.”

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