Haitian leaders set up drop-off points for relief

Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte.Office of Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte
Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte-Hermelyn.
Office of Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte

Haitian leaders in Brooklyn have established drop-off points for relief supplies to aid earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte-Hermelyn, who represents the 42nd Assembly District, is asking the community to drop off supplies to 1312 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, 11210, Monday to Friday, from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm.

Bichotte Hermelyn, who is also chair of the Brooklyn Democratic Party, said collection will be made through Friday, Aug. 27.

Urgent items requested are: Canned goods, deodorant, toiletries, toothpaste/tooth brushes, feminine products, combs/hair brushes, baby pampers/wipes and baby food.

If you have any questions, call Bichotte Hermelyn’s Office at (718) 940-0428.

Council Member Farah N. Louis, another daughter of Haitian immigrants, who represents the 45th Council District in Brooklyn, is also partnership with a number of New York legislators in the Haiti earthquake relief drive.

They comprise: Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke; State Sens. James Sanders and Kevin Parker; Assembly Members Amanda Septimo, Khaleel Anderson, Clyde Vanel, Diana C. Richardson and Mathylde Frontus; Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez; Queens Borough President Donovan Richads; Council Member Selvena Brooks-Powers; and Democratic Party Council Member nominee Rita Joseph.

Accepted donations are: Baby products and supplies; personal hygiene products; and medical/emergency supplies – tents, sterile gloves, batteries, emergency candles, first aid kits, gauze and bandages, garbage bags, thermometers, flashlights, alcohol pads, small scissors and hand sanitizers.

Drop-offs are from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, at: Brooklyn – 3021 Tilden Ave., 1st fl., Brooklyn, NY 11226; 2002 Mermaid Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11224; 330 Empire Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11225; 350 Jay St., Brooklyn, NY 11201; Bridge Multi-Cultural Project, 1894 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210; Medgar Evers College (Gym), 231 Crown St.

Brooklyn, NY 11225; Zanmi Restaurant, 1206 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225; 1434 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210; and Madison Boys & Girls Club, 2245 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226.

Queens: Pierre Toussaint Community Center, 191-04 Jamaica Ave., Hollis, NY 11425; Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, NY 11424; 19-31 Mott Ave., Far Rockaway, NY 11691; and 131-17 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park, NY 11420.

The Bronx: 384 E 149th St., Suite 202, Bronx, NY 10455.

For more information, contact MonaLisa Ferrari (646) 243-6857 or Kristia Winter via email at [email protected]


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