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Assemblymember Calls on Community Participation in Hurricane Relief Drive

Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn is calling on Brooklyn residents to collect donations for those affected by Hurricane Beryl by participating in a locally-based relief drive
Hurricane Beryl damage in Jamaica

Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn is calling on Brooklyn residents to collect donations for those affected by Hurricane Beryl by participating in a locally-based relief drive. 

“Hurricane Beryl, the earliest Category 5 storm on record in the Atlantic, this week wreaked havoc on Caribbean island nations, including Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and yesterday hit Jamaica, where it was their strongest storm in 15 years, and left some 60% of the island without electricity," said Assemblymember Bichotte Hermelyn.

"I urge Brooklynites to rally together and offer support for the victims, and I also encourage you to be comforting neighbors for our borough’s outsized Caribbean community, many of whom have loved ones abroad affected by the Hurricane."

Collection dates for the Hurricane Beryl Relief Drive are from now until July 31, 2024. Urgently needed items include: water; essential medicine and first aid; cots and sleeping bags; pillows and sleeping blankets; non-perishable and canned food; flashlights and batteries; soap powder; diapers, wipes and formula; tarpaulin and tents; and toiletries and hygiene kits. 

Donations can be dropped off at:

Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue
Monday through Friday, 24 hours a day

God's Battalion Of Prayer
780 Schenectady Avenue
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Christ Ambassador Ministries 
5007 Beverly Road
Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

BK Community Board 17
4112 Farragut Road
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Council District Office 45 
1434 Flatbush Avenue
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.