Queens residents looking to help out Puerto Rico in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria can head to Flushing with supplies.
From Sept. 25 through 29, Citi Field will serve as a drop-off location for supplies to be sent to the U.S. Territory in distress. Requested items include batteries, flashlights and portable lanterns, diapers and baby wipes, cases of water, feminine hygiene products and non-perishable and canned food items. All items must be unopened and properly packaged.
Donations will be accepted between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.
Fans attending the Sept. 25, 26 and 27 games versus the Atlanta Braves are encouraged to bring supplies to collection points set up outside the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, Left Field Gate and Bullpen Gate.
On Sept. 28 and 29, the Mets will accept donations outside of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda. Those driving can enter via the Lot G on 126th Street and proceed straight to the fire lane in front of the Rotunda, where staff will be on-hand to help unload items.
Citi Field is located at 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.
Questions about the drive can be directed to the Mets Community Engagement Team at community [at] nymets.com or 718-565-4321. The event was organized in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Empire State Relief & Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico.
Monetary donations to Puerto Rico relief efforts can also be made through Major League Baseball’s crowdfunding campaign.
Three Queens firehouses also continue to serve as Hurricane Maria relief drop-off points. Learn more here.