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A satellite photo of Hurricane Maria before it hit Puerto Rico.

As Queens continues to rally support for the victims of Hurricane Maria, which ravaged the entire island of Puerto Rico earlier this month, local leaders and first responders are opening their doors for donations to help those in need.

Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley has announced that her Glendale office, located at the Shops at Atlas Park 71-19 80th St. Suite 8-303, will now be a drop off location for hurricane relief supplies.

“The devastation in Puerto Rico has brought an unimaginable hardship to the entire island,” Crowley said. “I have joined my colleagues in calling on the President to take action with real relief, and locally, we are collecting as many donations as possible. This is a community effort, and it affects everyone.”

Donations that are being accepted are batteries, flashlights, portable lanterns, diapers, baby wipes, cases of water, and feminine hygiene products. All of the donations must be completely sealed and unopened.

Photo courtesy of Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley's office

Photo courtesy of Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s office

The NYPD and FDNY are also accepting donations.

In Ridgewood, the 104th Precinct, located at 64-02 Catalpa Ave., is acting as a drop off location only for items needed in the extensive cleanup of the damage including: rubber latex gloves, heavy duty construction gloves, anti-bacterial wipes, battery operated flashlights and lanterns, and filtered facemasks.

Photo via Facebook/104thPrecinctCommunityCouncil

Photo via Facebook/104thPrecinctCommunityCouncil

Supplies can also be dropped off at every precinct, transit, and housing command across the city. To find the closest one to you, visit nyc.gov/nypd.

For more information on where you can donate around Queens, check this article.

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