25 Sep

Relief Efforts for Mexico and Puerto Rico

United for Mexico and PR

A large number of LSA families are not only from Mexico, but are from the states that were most impacted by recent earthquakes.  In addition, a number of families, staff and community members are Puerto Rican and have family members on the island.

LSA is committed to helping those that are most vulnerable.  We are joining with others to collect items to support those impacted by these natural disasters.


LSA is partnering with MASA to collect goods specifically for people in towns in the states of Puebla and Morelos, where there is high need and where help thus far has been limited.  We will be accepting donations THIS WEEK, Monday through Friday, September 25th-29th, at LSA between 9am and 7pm.  LSA is located at 333 East 115th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenue.  Please let the receptionist know that the donations are for Mexico relief efforts.  See the flyer below for additional locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn.  The items we are requesting are:

  • Food: canned food, milk powder, sugar, salt, coffee
  • First Aid items: guaze, bandages, alcohol, medicine, gloves, soap, antibiotic cream, mouth masks, aspirin, ibuprofen
  • Hygiene products: soap, sanitary towels, diapers, toilet paper, shampoo, deoderant, toothpaste, toothbrushes
  • sleeping bags, blankets, sheets


LSA is supporting the City’s relief efforts to collect critically-needed items for Puerto Rico. Donations of the items listed below can be dropped off at 18 firehouses and EMS stations across the five boroughs. The drop-off site located in East Harlem is Engine 28/ Ladder 11: 242 E. 111th Street, New York, NY 11220. A complete list of drop-off locations can be found here. Itens that will be accepted include:

  • diapers
  • baby food
  • batteries
  • first aid supplies
  • feminine hygiene products.

Donations will be accepted during the hours of 7 am through 9 pm.  Please be aware that FDNY members at these locations may not be present during drop-off hours if they are responding to an emergency.  Also, please note that the City is only collecting the items listed above.