Astoria, Event, Jackson Heights, Long Island City, Sunnyside 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. Share this Scoop by Meg Cotner total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print See how you can help the relief efforts for Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico. by Meg Cotner Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print 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.” Twitter Facebook Email Print donationsHurricane Mariahurricane relief 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. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.