October 3, By Tara Law
Two weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Council Member Costa Constantinides has begun a collection to help aid its victims.
Supplies can be dropped off at Constantinides’ office at 31-09 Newtown Avenue during business hours. He is asking residents to drop off baby food, diapers, batteries, first aid supplies and feminine hygiene products.
“Our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico are still in desperate need of our help,” 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.”
The FDNY is also accepting donations.
The following Queens fire houses are taking donations from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily:
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 294/ Ladder 143: 101-02 Jamaica Ave, Queens, NY 11418 (Woodhaven)
Wet wipes and open or unsealed donations of food or hygiene supplies will not be accepted.