Acacia Network and Drop-Off Locations for Puerto Rico relief efforts

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As a follow-up to our previous post on the Acacia-Network and Puerto Rico relief, here is an updated article with a list of DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

Acacia Network, Inc., in response to the most catastrophic hurricane to hit our beloved Island in almost a century, has launched a national relief effort to assist the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the devastation they are experiencing. Acacia Network, the largest Puerto Rican non-profit organization in the U.S., in partnership with Unidos por Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA), other organizations, government, and private entities is mobilizing to provide critical relief directly to the victims of Hurricane Maria. Acacia’s leadership and Board have committed $1 million dollars to kick off the AyudaPuertoRico or DonatePuertoRico campaign and request everyone’s support.

 

The impact of Hurricane Maria will be felt, both on the Island and the mainland, for a long time to come. With the total loss of electric power and catastrophic flood waters, many parts of the Island are uninhabitable. The first response needed at this time is cash donations to assist with their immediate needs — clearing the roads, getting medicine to the sick and injured, and helping the most vulnerable residents, the elderly and the very young. “We plan to have the Acacia team on the first flights to Puerto Rico as a part of our initial response, and to keep you informed,” said Raul Russi, CEO Acacia Network. “We will work onsite with the various communities, people, and entities in Puerto Rico to best determine what is needed and where.”

 

Acacia has set up donation drop off locations across the city. At this time, there is greatest need for the following. EMERGENCY SUPPLIES: Bottled Water, Baby wipes, Hand sanitizer, Diapers, Canned foods, Dry foods, Baby formula, Garbage bags, Towels, Canned milk, Canned and dry pet food, Baby and adult pain relief medicine, Stomach and Diarrhea relief medicine, Mosquito repellent, Blankets, Pillows, First-aid kits, Laundry detergents, Dish soap, and Cots. CONSTRUCTION SUPPLIES: Extension cords, Ground fault protectors, Pop-up canopies, Shovels, Wheelbarrows, Crowbars, Hammers, Utility knives, Work gloves, Wood panels, Electric generators, Electric cables, Tarp, Ropes, Chainsaws, and Safety glasses. All donations must be 100% sealed and new. Please check expiration dates. We cannot accept donations other than these items or that have expired.

 

The Acacia team will be arriving into Puerto Rico shortly to ensure that all donations will be delivered immediately to those in need. Daily updates will be provided from the Island to keep you informed. “After the news stops reporting on the aftermath of the Hurricane, we will be there to let you know what is happening,” says Russi. “It will take months, if not years, for all of the people of Puerto Rico to bounce back from the devastation. AyudaPuertoRico will continue providing assistance for as long as our resources will allow.” 100% of ALL donations will go directly to victims of this hurricane. All contributions, no matter how large or small, make a difference. Please visit www.DonatePuertoRico.com or www.AyudaPuertoRico.com for more details on the work being done.

 

DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

Manhattan

East Harlem Multi Service Center

419 East 120th street, NY

Contact: Paul Delgado 347-489-6516

Institute for the Puerto Rican and Hispanic Elderly

Carver Senior Center

55 East 102nd street, NY between Madison Avenue

Contact : Maria Rivera 917-838-8028

Bronx

Ramon Velez Health Center

754 east 151th street

Bronx, NY 10455

Contact: Michael Orozco 347-924-3435

CASA Promesa

308 East 175th Street

Bronx, NY 10457

Contact : Adriene Rosell 347-924-2002

915 Westchester Avenue, 3rd floor

Bronx, NY 10459

Contact: Eileen Enmanuel 646-224-9207

White Plains Road

3677 White Plains Road

Bronx NY 10467

Contact: Adalgisa Capellan 917-612-7258

Queens:

Skyway Queens

132-10 South Conduit

New York, NY 11430

Contact: Kwame Rennie 347-675-1994

Sleep Inn JFK

177-08 Liberty Avenue

Queens NY 11433

Contact: Marly Jourdain 929-446-5038

Brooklyn:

Brooklyn Cluster

255 Liberty Avenue

Brooklyn NY 11212

Contact: Jenelle Cole 646-457-0926/Metika Shaw 929-446-5103

[Photo above from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/09/20/hurricane-maria-takes-aim-at-puerto-rico-with-force-not-seen-in-modern-history/?utm_term=.db7518a49243]

3 thoughts on “Acacia Network and Drop-Off Locations for Puerto Rico relief efforts

  1. Hi! I live in East Stroudsburg PA and I’m looking to partner with someone for a food drive and supplies I’m collecting. Can you give me any information I would appreciate it.

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