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Oct 02, 2017

How to Help Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

See how you can help the relief efforts for Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico.

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know about the devastation in Puerto Rico after it was wrecked by Hurricane Maria. Here is a list of ways you can help here in Queens—and if you know of any efforts not listed here, please leave a comment.

Events

Hurricane Relief Comedy Show
QED, 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
Sunday, October 8, 8:30–10pm
$15

From Kambri: “I’m hosting a comedy showcase at QED with Sasheer Zamata, Aparna Nancherla and Todd Barry.” Profits from ticket sales will be donated to Portlght Strategies, a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1997 to facilitate a variety of projects involving people with disabilities, including post-disaster relief work. More information, here.

Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fundraiser
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City
Wednesday, October 4, 6-8pm

Puerto Rico needs our help. Join us on October 4th from 6-8PM at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City for a fundraiser to benefit our brothers and sister and fellow Americans. Contribute what you can by donating to the Maria Fund to help those who are suffering and in need of food, water, and basic supplies after Hurricane Maria destroyed their homes, communities, and way of life. More information, here.

HOST COMMITTEE
Dan Hendrick & Jimmy Van Bramer * Aggie Gund * Sarah Arison * Klaus Biesenbach * Lady Gaga * Maria Luisa Ferre Rangel * Ricky Martin & Iwan Yosef * Patti Smith * James Franco * Jesse Paris Smith * Jose Ortiz & Manuela Paz

Donations

Donations Accepted
Astoria Boys & Girls Club in Astoria, 21-12 30th Road (on 21st Street)

They are collecting supplies to aid in the relief of post Irma and Maria hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico. OPEN 7 days a week. More information, here.

Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief
Supernova Tattoo, 38-01 23rd Avenue Astoria

WHAT YOU CAN DONATE:

  • Water
  • Canned food
  • Powdered milk or drinks in individual containers
  • A flashlight and extra batteries
  • Portable Battery Lanterns
  • Candles
  • Matches and lighters
  • Radio or battery television
  • Battery alarm clock
  • Manual can opener
  • Disposable kitchen utensils, plates and cups
  • First aid kit
  • Battery Operated Fans
  • Toiletries items
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Medicines
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Bleach (chlorine)
  • Tablets to purify the water
  • Disposable diapers and individual baby wipes
  • Formula milk, baby food, and medicine
  • Pedialyte
  • Cleaning products
  • Garbage bags
  • Generators
  • MRE’s (Ready to Eat Meals) military food
    For pets:
  • Canned or dry food

All food & hygienic items unopened please. More information, here.

Donations Accepted
Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th Street, Sunnyside
Monday-Friday, October 2-6, 8:30am-7:30pm

Collecting critically-needed supplies: diapers, baby food, batteries, first aid supplies, feminine hygiene products. Include only products that are non-perishable, unused, and sealed in their original containers. More information, here.

Drop-off Collection
Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39th Avenue, Sunnyside
Monday-Friday, 11am-close; Saturday and Sunday, 2pm-close

The Park is collecting drop-off donations of items that are critically needed for Puerto Rico. These items will be delivered to families directly affected by Hurricane Maria. Please note that we are accepting these items, only:

  • Diapers
  • Baby food
  • Batteries
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Feminine Hygiene Products

More information, here.

115th Precinct Hurricane Maria Relief Food and Essentials Collection Drive for Puerto Rico
115th Precinct, 92-15 Northern Blvd, Jackson Heights
No times specified

In this time of need we ask everyone that can assist to donate basic necessities such as:

  • Bottled water
  • Canned foods
  • Toilet paper/paper towels
  • Diapers
  • Clothing
  • Baby formula

All donations can be dropped off at the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights. More information, here.

From Eric Baard: “HarborLAB will have a fundraising kayak tour in the spring. This will be a long-term effort, after all. We will likely focus on solar power or sustainable water systems.”

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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