9 2017


31 2017

Relief Effort for Puerto Rico

8:00AM - 9:00PM  


NYS Assemblymembers Cymbrowitz & Harris, Senator Savino and

the Shorefront YM-YWHA Launch Relief Effort for Puerto Rico


Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) has expanded his southern Brooklyn relief effort for victims of storm-ravaged Puerto Rico.

The lawmaker is partnering with RUSA Russian Radio, Kings Bay Y, Shorefront Y, Assemblymembers Helene Weinstein and Pamela Harris, State Senator Diane Savino and City Councilmembers David Greenfield and Alan Maisel in asking for specific goods (see list below) and monetary donations to assist the victims of Hurricane Maria, thousands of whom lost their homes and worldly possessions and in many cases are still without electricity and clean water.

Unlike the previous drives organized by the assemblyman, Chabad of Puerto Rico is now coordinating with the southern Brooklyn relief effort. The organization, which helps everyone in need, already has a successful ground operation underway and will be arranging transport and distribution of the items collected. The drive is expected to last about three weeks. 

The following items are being accepted for donation. (Please make sure all food items are unexpired.)

* Wraps or tortillas
* Crackers
* Snack packs of almonds or other nuts
* Apple sauce minis
* Non-refrigerated fruit cup minis
* Jelly (small size)
* Peanut butter (small size)
* Milk (long-shelf), 8 oz. only
* Individual cereal boxes
* Instant soups (just add water)
* Instant meals (just add water)
* Canned goods (best if pop-up)
* Canned beans (smallest size)
* Canned corn (small)
* Chuck light canned tuna or pouch (6 oz.)
* Chickpeas
* Rice (1 or 2 ib. bags)
* Snacks/energy bars
* Laundry detergent
* Bars of soap
* Disposable diapers (all sizes)
* Cleaning supplies such as toilet sanitizers 


At the Shorefront Y, donations will be accepted 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mondays - Thursdays; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Fridays and 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sundays. (Note that the Shorefront Y will be closing at 4 p.m. on Oct. 11th and will be closed all day Oct. 12th and Oct. 13th.)

Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation may do so by visiting chabadpr.com/relief

For further information, call the Shorefront Y at (718) 646-1444.