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The Afya Foundation To Receive A Donation of $10,000 from Yonkers Firefighters, Union 628
The Afya Foundation has been a steady responder to the Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. In just 6 weeks, Afya has packed over 25 flights, with nearly to 100,000 pounds of medical supplies and medications for distribution on the islands.
In partnership with our long-time supporters at the Greater New York Hospital Association and the NYC Emergency Management Department, Afya collected critical medication and supplies for distrubution. These crucial materials, in conjunction with products contributed by long-standing hospital partners like Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY-Presbyterian, and Montefiore Medical Center, have been delivered to Puerto Rico and St. Thomas on flights supported by generous donations from the Jewish Federations of North America and UJA Federation of NY. A partnership with the NY State Governor and Attorney General’s offices has further allowed the coordination of shipment logistics and donation referrals to Afya.
NEW YORK – December 6, 2017 – The Yonkers Firefighters, Union 628, have been instrumental in our relief efforts on the islands. In the weeks following Hurricanes Maria and Irma, they purchased urgently needed supplies such as ensure and pedialyte (among others). The supplies, delivered to our warehouse in style (a shiny red fire engine), were subsequently packed for delivery – reaching assisted care facilities, hospitals, and homeless shelters. The Firefighters are continuing to honor and support Afya’s work by asking for financial donations (via a boot collection on Central Avenue, Yonkers). The firefighters will present Afya with a check for $10,000 to support our on-going efforts this Friday.