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Press Releases / 2004 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2004

Fire Department and Department of Immigrant Affairs to begin food collections at firehouses for disaster relief in Grenada and Jamaica

The Fire Department joined the Department of Immigrant Affairs today in announcing the designation of nine firehouses in three separate boroughs as collection points for non-perishable foods in order to help aid those in Jamaica and Grenada that have been severely affected by Hurricane Ivan. The firehouses will act as drop-off points for anyone wishing to assist in the relief effort. The FDNY will be working closely with the NYC Department of Immigrant Affairs in facilitating the pick-up and delivery of the goods to the devastated countries. Those that wish to help are asked to place all food in boxes or clear plastic bags for drop-off at one of the houses listed below:

Brooklyn:

Battalion 41 / Engine Company 248 – 2900 Snyder Avenue - Flatbush
Engine Company 255 / Ladder Company 157 – 1367 Rogers Avenue - Flatbush
Battalion 58 / Engine Company 257 / Ladder Company 170 – 1361 Rockaway Parkway - Canarsie
Battalion 38 / Engine Company 234 / Ladder Company 123 --1352 St. John’s Place – Crown Heights

Queens:

Engine Company 303 / Ladder Company 126 – 104-12 Princeton Street – South Jamaica
Engine Company 317/ Ladder Company 165 / Battalion 54 – 117-11 196th Street – St. Albans
Engine Company 311 / Ladder Company 158 – 145-50 Springfield Blvd – Springfield Gardens

Bronx:

Engine Company 62 / Ladder Company 32 – 3431 White Plains Road - Williamsbridge
Battalion 15 / Engine Company 63 -- 755 E. 233rd Street – Wakefield

For more info contact the NYC Department of Immigrant Affairs – 212-788-7654

Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon / Mike Loughran (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

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