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Severe Weather/Disaster Information
Financial Donations to Puerto Rico:
Damage to Puerto Rico from Irma and Maria was extraordinary.
If you want to donate money to relief and longer term recovery of our citizens there, here are 3 ways you can do it:
1. You can give to the Hispanic federation, and specify a donation for Puerto Rico relief
2. You can donate directlty to the United Way of Puerto Rico
Westchester County Financial Donations:
If you prefer sending a donation locally to UWWP (United Way of Westchester and Putnam): and would like to designate a donation for victims of Harvey, Irma or Maria:
- by personal check, mail to 336 Central Park Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606. Please indicate in memo line of check the hurricane name and/or geographic area.
- by credit card http://www.uwwp.org/give.shtml: Please indicate the hurricane name in the "additional question" section), we will hold your donation and forward it to United Way Worldwide as soon they are ready to receive and direct donations to the Citizens of Puerto Rico and/or the US Virgin Islands.
Government of Puerto Rico website.. Please know that this link has information on "how to locate family members; how to donate money or goods; numbers that leads to Puerto Rico government"
Additional support through social media, internet websites, and Smartphone Applications
Facebook has a safety check page for victims and their families to check in with each other.
American Red Cross has an emergency app for safety check ins and updates
Mid- Hudson Valley Drop off location where goods can be donated.
Nepperhan Community Center: 342 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701 Mon-Fri 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Contact Information: For more information call 914-965-0203 Contact Shanika WIlliams
Accepting only the following items for donation: Water, non-perishables, baby supplies, medical supplies.
Assembly Shelley Mayer, 35 East Grassy Spring Road, 4th Floor, Yonkers, NY 10710 accepting drop offs of supply donations for all the recent natural disaster reliefs. contact her office at 914-779-8805 for further information regarding what items are acceptable.
Monetary donations for purchase of essential supplies and/or shipping of same (please note: This will be available until the end of the year):
Hurricane Harvey and Irma
These funds will help local United Ways meet the storm-related needs and support long-term recovery throughout the affected regions. With your support, we can help rebuild communities. 100% of individual donations given to the United Way Recovery Funds will be distributed to local United Ways in the affected areas.
To connect to national organizations seeking volunteers: National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), www.nvoad.org
Please let United of Greater Houston know that donations are coming by emailing InKindHarvey@unitedwayhouston.org or calling the United Way of Greater Houston Gifts in Kind Line at 713-685-2775.
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