Masbia Features about Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

Posted on: October 26, 2017

Here are excerpts from various news outlets about Masbia’s Hurricane Maria Relief for Puerto Rico efforts.

Sending Relief by Air and Sea to Puerto Rico From the Bronx

“There have been donation drives and fund-raisers. Masbia, a network of soup kitchens, gathered batteries, hygiene products, diapers and oatmeal, and SoulCycle has planned a “relief ride.” Tidal, Jay-Z’s music streaming service, chartered planes to carry supplies to Puerto Rico, and so did Bethenny Frankel, one of the “Real Housewives of New York.”

Read the full article HERE



Donovan inspects damage in Puerto Rico as part of congressional delegation

October 23, 2017

“Meanwhile, elected officials and community activists in several Brooklyn neighborhoods have organized fundraising efforts and food drives to help the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

Councilmember David G. Greenfield (D-Borough Park-Midwood-Bensonhurst) said he has raised more than $75,000 worth of donations as part of a joint effort he is undertaking with the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

“I’m extremely humbled by this outpouring of support for hurricane victims. It’s clear that my neighbors in Borough Park and Midwood care deeply when their fellow Americans are suffering, and they’ll do whatever they can to help,” Greenfield said in a statement.

Greenfield set up a donation center in his district office on 16th Avenue in Borough Park and worked with Masbia Soup Kitchen Network Executive Director Alexander Rapaport to synchronize their relief efforts.

“I was very happy to find a partner in Councilman Greenfield who felt that what we as a community need to do something,” Rapaport said.”

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By: Sadie Castro, Staff Writer