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Medical Emergency Charter Flights from Puerto Rico to NYC

Posted by Derick Centeno on October 10, 2017 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Message from President Centeno:

I received a phone call from Aisha Ahmed Hernandez informing me a group of people have chartered a plane to transport anyone in Puerto Rico who has health issues and needs to leave the island due to the health issues. The person(s) will be transported via the chartered flight to NYC for free as long as the person(s) meets the criteria. I am awaiting further details. If you know of anyone in Puerto Rico requiring to leave due to health issues please email me: [email protected].

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at NYU Langone Medical Center

Posted by Derick Centeno on October 9, 2017 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at NYU Langone Medical Center provides free and confidential individual, couples, family, and group therapy for veterans and their family members regardless of discharge status, combat exposure, or era served. We provide treatment for posttraumatic stress, depression, anxiety, readjustment difficulties, relationship problems, along with a variety of other challenges military families may experience. Additional services include treatment for alcohol and substance use as well as assessment and treatment of traumatic brain injury. Our highly skilled clinicians have deep appreciation for and sensitivity to the military culture and its unique strengths and challenges and are passionate about helping veterans and military families. The treatment we provide is flexible and integrative and is rooted in evidence-based principles.

Interested individuals can call our intake line at (855) 698-4677 or e-mail us at: [email protected].



Governor Cuomo Launches Statewide Empire State Relief & Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico

Posted by Derick Centeno on October 9, 2017 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

NYS Governor Cuomo announced a Statewide relief effort to support Puerto Rico.  This includes providing medical supplies, personnel and technical assistance to Puerto Rican Hospitals.  He also announced a Puerto Rico Relief & Rebuilding Fund and a Statewide Donation Drive.  Click here to learn more details.

NYPD Disaster Relief Donation Drive

Posted by Derick Centeno on October 8, 2017 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Click here to download the flyer with active embedded hyperlinks for your convenience.  Click here for more information from the NYPD Community Affairs Bureau regarding this effort.


Ask President Trump and Congress to take immediate action to save Puerto Rico

Posted by Derick Centeno on October 7, 2017 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

President Centeno suggests: Submit your petition!! Voice Your Opinion!!!!


From: NPRA Info

Subject:  Ask President Trump and Congress to take immediate action to save Puerto Rico--please share with your networks

Dear Friends,


Many of you have been wondering what to do to help families and friends in Puerto Rico. Other than making donations, the single best thing you can do is to write a letter to your elected officials. Here is an easy way to send a letter with specific requests that will help Puerto Rico during this time of crisis.


The National Puerto Rican Agenda, a national coalition of organizations and community leaders, has launched a national letter drive to ask President Trump and Congress to take immediate action to save Puerto Rico.


To send your petition, go to: https://national-puerto-rican-agenda.rallycongress.net/


Please join us in our campaign by sending the following letter to the President and your Congressional delegation. #UnitedForPuertoRico  #UnidosPorPuertoRico


Thank you for your support and help.

Organized Assistance for Puerto Rico

Posted by Derick Centeno on September 23, 2017 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

From: Melissa del Valle Ortiz

Subject: Relief Assistance Handout information

 

Good morning everyone:

Please see information attached for persons who may reach out to your organization with family and businesses in Puerto Rico. If you receive any calls regarding emergency services you can also direct them to the Office of Emergency Management in Puerto Rico. The Congresswoman’s offices are working to establish resources for stateside residents as they await notice from their families throughout affected areas.

Please remain patient as we coordinate our response efforts to serve the needs of residents in throughout the district.


In unity, Melissa


Melissa del Valle Ortiz | Community and Housing Coordinator | Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez

SW Brooklyn District Office | 16 Court Street, Suite 1006 | Brooklyn, NY 11241

T (718) 222-5819 | F (718) 222-5830 | [email protected]




Downloadable attachments associated with Melissa's notice:

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Click here to review our dedicated webpage on providing assistance to Puerto Rico.

The Make a Wish Foundation is looking for Bronx Volunteers!

Posted by Derick Centeno on September 15, 2017 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

From:

Erica Sandoval, LMSW

Regional Director, Medical and Community Relations

Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York


Dear Bronxites:

The Make-A-Wish organization is looking for Bronx Volunteers. They have a backlog of 228 Bronx children waiting for volunteers to identify their wishes.


How can you help?:

Become a volunteer (Application Attached)

  1. ) Become a volunteer (Application Attached) 
  2. ) Host a volunteer information session with your organization—This can take the place of the required orientation.
  3. ) Promote this Volunteer Opportunity with your networks and interested individuals.

Contact:


Erica Sandoval, LMSW

Regional Director, Medical and Community Relations

Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York

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1111 Marcus Ave Ste..LL22

Lake Success, NY 11042

[email protected]

Phone: 516 944-6212 ext 104

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metrony.wish.org  |  Facebook

Tracy A. McDermott 

Director of Community Services

851 Grand Concourse 

Bronx, NY 10451


NACOPRW Support For The University of Puerto Rico

Posted by Derick Centeno on September 13, 2017 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

From: 

Ada Lopez

NaCOPRW National Committee Chairperson 

Subject: On behalf of the University of Puerto Rico.

I have attached a copy of the letter sent to the chairman of the Fiscal Control Board in support of the University of Puerto Rico on behalf of NACOPRW.  I like to thank all those who provided us with feedback and suggestions.

The Committee for Puerto Rico is also deeply concerned over actions taken by the Secretary of Education to minimizing the importance of the study of Puerto Rican history.  This is troubling because we know that a people can loose their identity.

As an example, at one point in our history, the US government eliminated the celebration of the Three Kings.  It was the great anthropologist and archeologist Don Ricardo Alegria who worked tirelessly with the Secretary of Education at the time to declare this time of the year a school holiday.  This is how the Three Kings holiday was recovered.

Another example, was the work done to save of Old San Juan when the US Navy wanted to turn most of it into parking lots.  Today El Viejo San Juan is registered with the United Nations as part of the patrimony of humanity thanks to the efforts of Puerto Ricans like Don Alegria.

These are the reasons I look forward to our continued work. Please share the attached letter with your members and friends.

Best

Ada


NYS Assemblyman Felix Ortiz February Report

Posted by Derick Centeno on March 4, 2017 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Click here for NYS Assemblyman Ortiz's February Report.

An IRS Reminder: Avoid the Rush

Posted by Derick Centeno on March 4, 2017 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

An announcement/reminder from the IRS: Avoid the Rush.


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