AFYA MOBILIZES TO HELP TEXAS

AFYA MOBILIZES TO HELP TEXAS

Afya is committed to assisting the areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The flooding in Southeast Texas and the surrounding areas is catastrophic and will require long-term assistance for rebuilding.

Needs will continue to evolve and change as water recedes and communities begin to rebuild. We will be providing updates to the list of items needed.

HOW TO HELP

1. Donate Financially

At this time, we are coordinating logistics to deliver ~250,000 pounds of donated supplies from NYC to areas affected by Harvey and need your financial help to make this possible.

We anticipate a need of $50,000 to begin deliveries.To financially donate, visit: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=F7QVS6DTDN4EQ

2. Donate Supplies

Afya will begin accepting supplies earmarked for delivery. In order to maximize efficiency, we require all supplies to be inventoried and boxed ahead of delivery. Supplies not on this list are discouraged and will be only be accepted on a case-by-case basis as we receive additional needs from the field.

Ace bandages
Soap
First Aid Supplies
Infant Formula
Work Gloves
5-Gal Buckets
Cleaning Supplies
New Rubber Boots
School Supplies

If you or a group of individuals are interested in collecting, serving as a drop-off location and packing these items for delivery, please come to the warehouse for Afya labeled boxes or collect at your site and bring the supplies to Afya, where you will repack into Afya boxes.

Supplies are to be:
1. Separately boxed by item type
2. Counted
3. Labeled

EXAMPLE: 10 Pairs of Adult Size Rain Boots

All items collected must be delivered to Afya: 140 Saw Mill River Road, Yonkers, NY.  10701
For additional information, call (914) 920-5081 or email: sarah.schuyler@afyafoundation.org
*A list of additional drop off locations to follow.

3. Donate Time and Help Sort Supplies

The warehouse is open 9:30-4:00 M-Th and we welcome and need the support of volunteers to organize and pack supplies for multiple ongoing shipments and projects. Individuals must be a minimum of 8 years old or have completed 2nd grade.
For additional information, email: tarsha.herbert@afyafoundation.org





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