Firehouses, EMS stations collecting items for Puerto Rico

The City has identified 18 firehouses and EMS stations across the five boroughs where residents can donate diapers, baby food, batteries, first aid supplies and feminine hygiene products according to a joint release from Councilman Antonio Reynoso and Councilspeaker Melissa Mark Viverito.

For Ridgewood residents, the closest station sits on the border of Ridgewood and Bushwick:

Other stations in Brooklyn and Queens include:

Alternatively, those who wish to help out can text UNIDOS to 41444 and/or contact the Hispanic Federation, which has established its own Hurricane Relief Fund to aid those in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria. For more info, visit

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