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09/29 Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico: Astorino Announces Westchester County Drive 12 PM

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09/29 Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico: Astorino Announces Westchester County Drive 12 PM

September 30, 2017 - 18:32

Robert P. Astorino

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Responding to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, County Executive Robert P. Astorino on Friday, September 29, will announce that he is launching a “Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico” drive across Westchester County.

“Westchester County is home to more than 44,000 Americans of Puerto Rican heritage,” Astorino said. “The devastation of Hurricane Maria has been unprecedented, and on a personal level, the worst fears of families and loved ones have come true. We are all one community here in Westchester, and my hope and prayer is that we can make a meaningful contribution to the people most in need.” 

WHEN:

Friday, September 29 – 12 noon

WHERE:

Casa de Dios de Yonkers

206 New Main Street

Yonkers, New York 10701 

WHO:

Robert P. Astorino, Westchester County Executive

Rev. Sen. Ruben Díaz, State Senator, Bronx

Rev. Abbelane Rivera, President, Westchester County Hispanic Clergy Association

Kevin M. McGuire, Commissioner, Westchester DSS

Javier Vincens, a Yonkers resident and DSS employee who lost his aunt and uncle when a roof collapsed on their home in Puerto Rico

Dozens of Volunteers – including pledge of 10,000 diapers from the Junior League of Central Westchester

MEDIA:

Diana Costello, (914) 995-2932; Maricelly Velez, (914) 995-2903

Greg Garvey, c: (914) 424-7338