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Mayor Mike Spano and the City of Yonkers are urging residents to donate and help the people of Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands.  A disastrous earthquake and record breaking hurricanes have devastated islands and caused widespread property damage.  Thousands of people have experience power failure, and in some cases serious tragedy.

Here are options for Yonkers residents to make a difference:

Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Board

In conjunction with Mayor Spano, the Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Board has partnered with the AFYA Foundation of America which is a YONKERS BASED non-profit that collects and delivers critically needed surplus medical supplies, hospital equipment and humanitarian provisions for acute and ongoing health crises and disaster relief worldwide.  There will be boxes at Yonkers City Hall, Yonkers Public Schools and all Yonkers Public Libraries for donations to be accepted.  For more information, visit AfyaFoundation.org

Click HERE to download the Yonkers Cares Kit


Governor Cuomo’s Relief & Recovery Effort

Following his visit to Puerto Rico to deliver emergency supplies and see firsthand the widespread damage and devastation from Hurricane Maria, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched the Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico. The effort brings together a wide range of civic, business and industry partners to provide needed services, goods and funds to help the people of Puerto Rico recover and rebuild, and provides opportunities for New Yorkers to contribute to the relief efforts. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's Charities Bureau will monitor the fund to ensure the organization follows all necessary rules and regulations governing the solicitation of funds.  For more information, visit  NY.gov/PuertoRico

One of Governor Cuomo’s DROP OFF SUPPLIES locations is:

Yonkers Armory
2 Quincy Place
Yonkers, NY 10701 


SUPPORT PUERTO RICO Disaster Relief by Nepperhan Community Center

Executive Director Jim Bostic and the Nepperhan Community Center has committed as an organization to support Puerto Rico in its time of crisis and is actively accepting donations at its location to support this effort. They are accepting packaged water, non-perishable items, baby supplies and medical supplies to be sent to Puerto Rico.  For more information please call Shanika Williams at 965-0203 or visit Nepperhan.org


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