The Yonkers Firefighters of the International Association of Fire Firefighters Local 628 (IAFF Local 628)
are holding a clothing and care package drive for Hurricane Sandy victims located
in some of the hardest hit parts of Queens – Breezy Point, Broad Channel and the Rockaways.
Donations of personal care products and clothing are being accepted immediately at any Yonkers firehouse.
Many residents in Breezy Point, Queens have been left homeless after a fire incinerated 110 homes at
the height of the storm. Frustration has grown among residents of the hurricane devastated communities
of Broad Channel and the Rockaways as they continue to wait for basic aid and supplies.
Most residents in t
lack access to fresh food, clean water and power.
“It is time to come together and do what we can to help those in dire need,” said Barry McGoey,
president of the Yonkers Firefighters IAFF Local 628. “There are thousands of people who have lost everything. I
t is our hope to offer them what little aid and comfort we can in these desperate times.”
The Yonkers Firefighters are asking for donations of personal care items for men, women and children
including soap, shampoo, towels, toothpaste, feminine products, deodorant, etc. Additionally, donations
of new or slightly used clothing for men, women and children are needed, including jackets, shoes, boots,
gloves, hats, shirts, pants, undergarments, pajamas, etc. Business and corporate donations are also welcome.
Please let others know – it is possible that other fire companies also may be collecting (?) However, this is a
drive by the wonderful Firefighters of Yonkers and the only one about which I am aware – s
All items for donation will be accepted immediately at any Yonkers Firehouse. Monetary donations can be made by
check, payable to "Local 628 Charities Fund" and mailed to P.O. Box 1071 Yonkers, NY 10703 or
dropped off at any Yonkers firehouse.