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

Launches Statewide Donation Drive for Nonperishable Goods at Strategic Locations - Including Citi Field in Partnership with New York Mets

Governor Cuomo and the Partnership for New York City Launch the Puerto Rico Relief & Rebuilding Fund at New York Community Trust to Coordinate Donations from Business Community for Local Charitable Organizations in Puerto Rico

Three-Pronged Effort with GNYHA, HANYS, NYSNA and 1199SEIU Provides Medical Supplies, Personnel and Technical Assistance to Puerto Rican Hospitals 

Jennifer Lopez, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo and Cesar Perales Serving as Co-Chairs of the Effort

Follows Governor Cuomo's Relief Mission - Video Here and Photos Here 

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Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, said, “With over a million Puerto Rican-Americans that call our state home, New Yorkers should do all we can to help our family and friends on the island. The Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort will not only offer hope and compassion from the state of New York – it will provide critical water, food and resources needed for families to recover and rebuild. I commend Governor Cuomo and other New Yorkers leaders from the business, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors for launching this relief effort." 

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