Assemblyman Skartados: Let’s Come Together to Help the People of Puerto Rico
Assemblyman Frank Skartados (D-Milton) announced that his office will be a designated drop-off site for the Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico. The donations will be sent to aid those impacted by Hurricane Maria.
“Our fellow Americans need our help. They are in urgent need of basic necessities,” said Skartados. “I know there are many people who want to donate goods, and my office will be available to help make that happen so that community members have every opportunity to do their part.”
Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 hurricane, slammed Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, leaving many of the island’s 3.4 million citizens without electricity or running water as well as billions of dollars of structural damage.1 The Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico was formed to bring together civic organizations, businesses and governmental offices to respond to the crisis.2
Assemblyman Skartados is accepting donations of batteries, flashlights, portable lanterns, diapers, baby wipes, cases of water and feminine hygiene products. All items must be unopened and in their original packaging.
The assemblyman’s office is located at 154 N. Plank Road, Suite 2, Newburgh, and is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone who has questions or donations but is unable to bring them to the office is encouraged to call 845-562-0888 to make alternative arrangements.