BCC’s Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief

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Puerto Rican flagOn Tuesday, February 11 and Thursday, February 13, Bronx Community College is accepting donated items for the people of Puerto Rico, now recovering from a devastating pair of earthquakes.

The College’s relief efforts are being led by the Association of Latino Faculty and Staff. Leidy Pichardo is the Chairperson, Luisa Martich is the Vice Chairperson and Jeannette Davila serves as the Secretary. If you have any questions or concerns about the relief activities, please reach out to the Association of Latino Faculty and Staff at latino.association@bcc.cuny.edu. Orlando Lopez has been designated the BCC Relief Coordinator and can be reached at orlando.lopez@bcc.cuny.edu.

List of supplies currently needed:

  • Water filters and purifiers
  • Food in non-perishable containers
  • Can openers
  • Crackers
  • Pet food
  • Tents
  • Backpacks and tote bags
  • Blankets and sleeping bags
  • Air mattresses
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Soap
  • Toilet tissue and paper towels
  • Diapers for adults and children
  • Baby Formula
  • Sanitary napkins and tampons
  • Solar chargers
  • Insulin coolers
  • Flashlights (solar preferred)
  • Batteries
  • Battery and solar lamps
  • Tarps
  • Duct tape
  • Whistles
  • Gloves and masks
  • Mosquito repellent
  • First aid kits
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Aspirin
  • Eye drops
  • Bandage strips and Ace bandages
  • Rolled gauze
  • Cotton Q-tip swabs
  • Adhesive tape
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • School supplies
  • Wipes
  • Hydrogen peroxide

Drop-Off Locations:

Drop-off points that will be available on Feb. 11 & 13

President’s Office
Language Hall [LH], Room 27
gloria.velazquez@bcc.cuny.edu with questions

Campus Service Center
Roscoe Brown Student Center [BC], First Floor
frank.giglio@bcc.cuny.edu with questions

Luisa “Luchy” Martich’s Office
Colston Hall [CO], Room 828
luisa.martich@bcc.cuny.edu with questions

Jeannette Davila’s Office
Loew Hall [LO], Room 400
jeannette.davila@bcc.cuny.edu with questions

Additional details will be shared in the upcoming weeks about locations for monetary donations, if you would like to make them.

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