The Afya Foundation Receives a $60,000 Grant from UJA-Federation of New York to Ship 365,000 Pounds of Hurricane Harvey Relief Supplies
Forging partnerships with the NYC Emergency Management Department in NYC and UJA-Federation of New York, we are now equipped with water, over the counter medical and comfort kits and supplies desperately needed to help thousands in Houston.
The Afya Foundation has launched a significant relief effort to help thousands in Houston with the delivery of water and vitally needed supplies. Afya is pleased to announce its role in the channel of practical relief item delivery, referred to in the Huffington Post.
In addition, collections from the Catskills to NYC represent another 5000 pounds of relief/cleaning supplies for shipment inclusion. Partners for delivery will include All Hands Volunteers, Jewish Community Center in Houston, Seven Acres Nursing Home and others.
“We have years of experience responding to crises worldwide and can help here, along with our significant product donor network, who are eager to help in any way possible. We are doing what we do well-responding thoughtfully to urgent needs by delivering practical solutions and products.” said Danielle Butin, M.P.H., O.T. R., founder and executive director of the Afya Foundation.
The Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, discusses the need for practical support, “not only for seniors and low income communities but important for everyone affected.” Afya is responding to this crisis by listening to and responding to the requests of frontline relief/distribution workers in at risk communities.
We urge your support for Afya’s continued hurricane relief efforts to ensure that the people of Houston have access to supplies needed for daily living and functioning. Please visit Afya Foundation to donate.