By Mark Hallum and Naeisha Rose
A drive to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey will be held Saturday at the Bayside LIRR station, hosted by City Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) and state Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside), along with Bob Reid and Bayside Little League, the 306 Fire Station and Bayside Live TV.
Accepted items include first aid supplies, baby products, non-perishable food, feminine products, jackets, shoes, packaged clothing, flashlights, batteries and cleanup supplies. The drive will begin at 10 a.m.
Other drop off locations will be at the 306 Fire House, One Station Plaza, Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament and the Bell Club.
In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, Mayor Bill de Blasio has deployed emergency workers from across the city to aid the 6.6 million people impacted by the storm in Houston.
The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City will be helping to raise funds to send members of the NYPD, FDNY and EMS to Houston to support relief efforts, noting the tens of thousands who donated to assist Sandy recovery efforts in New York.
All donations will be dispersed to organizations helping with the cause. To contribute to the fund, contact the mayor’s office at 212-788-7794 or go to the Emergency Relief page at nyc.gov.