10456

All donated items must be non-perishable, not second-hand, nor contain any liquids of any kind. Open or unsealed donations of food or hygiene supplies will not be accepted. Wet wipes will also not be accepted. Any other items will be kindly returned.

Diapers
Baby food
Batteries
First Aid Supplies
Feminine Hygiene Products

Manhattan
Engine 91: 242 E. 111th Street, New York, NY 11220 (East Harlem)
Engine 95/ Ladder 36: 29 Vermilyea Avenue, New York, NY 10033 (Inwood)
Engine 28/ Ladder 11: 222 E. 2nd Street, New York, NY 10009 (Lower East Side)

Bronx
EMS Station 26: 1264 Boston Road, Bronx NY 10456 (Morrisania)
EMS Station 55: 3134 Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451 (Melrose)
Engine 64/ Ladder 47: 1214 Castle Hill Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462 (Castle Hill)
Engine 83/ Ladder 29: 618 E. 138th Street, Bronx, NY 10454 (Mott Haven/South Bronx)

Queens
Engine 316: 27-12 Kearney Street, Queens, NY 11369 (East Elmhurst)
Engine 289/ Ladder 138: 97-28 43rd Avenue, Queens, NY 11368 (Corona)
Engine 307/ Ladder 154: 81-17 Northern Boulevard, Queens, NY 11372 (Jackson Heights)

Brooklyn
Engine 271/ Ladder 124: 392 Himrod Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237 (Bushwick)
Engine 277/ Ladder 112: 582 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221 (Bushwick)
Engine 201/ Ladder 114: 5113 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220 ( Sunset Park)
Engine 228: 436 39th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232 (Sunset Park)
Engine 218: 650 Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11221 (Bushwick)

Staten Island
Engine 153/ Ladder 77: 74 Broad Street, Staten Island, NY 10304 (Stapleton)
Engine 157/ Ladder 80: 1573 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302 (Port Richmond)
Ladder 79: 1189 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310 (Port Richmond)

Relief Efforts

🇵🇷 Puerto Rico 🇵🇷

Item donation centers in the 🇺🇸United States 🇺🇸

FLORIDA

• Orlando: Harbor Community Bank (2320 S. Orange Ave.; 11681 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Suite 1; and 430 N. Semoran Blvd., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Friday). Acacia (1865 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday to Friday).

• Kissimmee: Harbor Community Bank (2591 Simpson Road and 100 Park Place Blvd., Suite 101, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Friday). Rigo Tile (770 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Friday).

• Altamonte Springs: Harbor Community Bank (420 E. Altamonte Drive, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Friday.)

• Sanford: Harbor Community Bank (251 W. First St., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Friday).

• Isla Del Encanto restaurant at 12850 SW 120th Street, Miami, FL 33186 on Friday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

• Ana G. Méndez University at 15201 NW 79th Court, Miami Lakes, FL 33016 on Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Mana Wynwood warehouse at 225 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127 on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Ay Bendito food truck at 9225 SW 137th Avenue Miami, FL 33196 on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

• In Broward County at Casa Borinquen at 6519 Taft Street, Hollywood, FL 33024 on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m

NEW YORK

Manhattan

• Engine 91/ Ladder 11: 242 E. 111th Street, New York, NY 11220 (East Harlem)
Engine 95/ Ladder 36: 29 Vermilyea Avenue, New York, NY 10033 (Inwood)
Engine 28/ Ladder 11: 222 E. 2nd Street, New York, NY 10009 (Lower East Side)

Bronx

• EMS Station 26: 1264 Boston Road, Bronx NY 10456 (Morrisania)
EMS Station 55: 3134 Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451 (Melrose)
Engine 64/ Ladder 47: 1214 Castle Hill Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462 (Castle Hill)
Engine 83/ Ladder 29: 618 E. 138th Street, Bronx, NY 10454 (Mott Haven/South Bronx)

Queens

• Engine 316: 27-12 Kearney Street, Queens, NY 11369 (East Elmhurst)]
Engine 289/ Ladder 138: 97-28 43rd Avenue, Queens, NY 11368 (Corona)
Engine 307/ Ladder 154: 81-17 Northern Boulevard, Queens, NY 11372 (Jackson Heights)

Brooklyn

• Engine 271/ Ladder 124: 392 Himrod Street, Brooklyn, NY 11237 (Bushwick)
Engine 277/ Ladder 112: 582 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221 (Bushwick)
Engine 201/ Ladder 114: 5113 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220 ( Sunset Park)
Engine 228: 436 39th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232 (Sunset Park)
Engine 218: 650 Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11221 (Bushwick)

Staten Island

• Engine 153/ Ladder 77: 74 Broad Street, Staten Island, NY 10304 (Stapleton)
Engine 157/ Ladder 80: 1573 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302 (Port Richmond)
Ladder 79: 1189 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310 (Port Richmond)

Other areas in NEW JERSEY, TEXAS, GEORGIA, DELAWARE and other States have their own donation centers so please check your local communications for ways to help out the Island, we need and appreciate anything you can give ❤️💙🖤

***I’m not sure about how long the collection drives are in effect for, if they are indefinite or if they’ve concluded***

NYC Health is currently investigating three new meningitis cases in NYC among men who have sex with men.

What is meningococcal disease (often referred to as meningitis)?

Meningococcal disease is a severe bacterial infection that has a high fatality rate. A previous meningococcal outbreak among men who have sex with men in NYC ended in February 2013 after 22 cases were reported, including 7 fatal cases. Twelve of the 22 cases were HIV-infected.

What is the difference between meningitis and meningococcal disease?

These two terms are often used interchangeably, but meningococcal disease is the proper clinical term for the bacterial infection that affected these cases. Meningitis, meaning swelling of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, is a common outcome of meningococcal infection.  

How is meningitis spread?

This disease is spread by prolonged close contact with nose or throat discharges from an infected person. Examples of prolonged contact include living in the same household, sharing cigarettes, or intimate activities, including kissing and sexual contact.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms include fever, chill, severe muscle or abdominal pain, headache, vomiting, stiff neck and a rash, and usually occur within five days of exposure. If you think you may have been exposed and develop any of these symptoms, seek medical care immediately.

 How can I protect myself?

The Health Department recommends meningococcal vaccination for all men who have sex with men, regardless of HIV status, who regularly have intimate contact with other men met through a website, hookup/dating apps, or at a bar or party.

Why are you targeting this population?

Everyone is susceptible to meningococcal infection, but for unknown reasons this particular strain is only affecting men who have sex with men. The Health Dept. is working to gather more information and to understand why men who have sex with men are at risk.   

Where to get vaccinated?

Ask your provider about the meningococcal vaccine. The vaccine is also available at many pharmacies, including all NYC Duane Reade and Walgreens locations. These locations accept most insurance, including Medicaid.

No insurance? Vaccinations are also available at Health Dept. clinics. Clinics locations below:

Manhattanville Renaissance 21 Old Broadway (at 126th St.) 10027. Hours are Mon-Fri 8:30A-3:30P.

Central Harlem 2238 5th Ave (at 137th St.) 10037. Hours are Tue-Sat 8:30A-3:30P.

Morrisania 1309 Fulton Ave (at E 169th St.) 10456. Hours are Mon-Fri 8:30A-3P.

Fort Greene 295 Flatbush Ave, 2nd Fl. 11201. Hours are Tue-Sat 8:30A-3P.

Crown Heights 1218 1218 Prospect Pl 11213. Hours are Mon-Fri 8:30A-3:30P.

Corona 34-33 Junction Blvd 11372. Hours are Tue & Fri 8:30A-3P.

Jamaica 90-37 Parsons Blvd 11432. Hours are Tue-Sat 8:30A-3P.

 

You can also text VAXALERT to 877877 to search for vaccine locations near you. Learn more about meningitis in our FAQ

Monday, March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWAGHAAD) is a nationwide observance that encourages people to take action in the fight against HIV and raises awareness of its impact on women and girls.

 In New York City:

  • 1 out of every 5 new HIV cases is among women and girls
  • By the end of 2012, black and Latina women accounted for more than 91% of all new HIV cases among women
  • Women of all races and ethnicities can get HIV, but risks of HIV may be higher in some communities.
  • The only way to know your HIV status is to Get Tested!

NYC Health community partners are holding numerous NWAGHAAD testing and educational events this week. Check out events in your area, call 311 or text ‘testNYC’ to 877-877 for your nearest testing location!

 

Saturday, March 8

12-4pm: BOOM! Health will be at The Point, 940 Garrison Ave., Bronx, NY 10474

“Secrets of Our Daughters: The VOICE Within Speaks.” This event will address the problems minority women and girls face in the Bronx community related to HIV.

Free HIV testing will also be provided.

 

Sunday, March 9

10am-3pm: Bridging Access to Care will be at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church - 760 Dekalb Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217

Free HIV testing will be provided.

 

Monday, March 10

10am-4:30pm: Harlem United Community AIDS Center, Inc. - 290 Lenox Ave., Lower Level, New York, NY 10027

Free HIV/STI/Hepatitis testing will be provided.

1-5pm: Voces Latinas will be along Roosevelt Avenue between 78th St. and 90th St, Queens, NY 11372

Voces Latinas will provide free information in Spanish focusing on  HIV and women, demonstrations of the female condom, and free HIV testing.

 

Thursday, March 13

6-8pm: Robert Fulton Terrace Council in collaboration with National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS of NYC, Uptown Health Link and BOOM! Health will be at 530 East 169th St., Bronx, NY 10456

“Teen Talk, That’s What’s Up! A Real Conversation about Sex and your Health.”  Free HIV testing will also be provided.

 

Saturday, March 15

10am-3pm: Bridging Access to Care will be at Berean Baptist Church 1635 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY 11213

Free HIV testing will be provided.

 

To help stop HIV in NYC, remember to:

Get Tested – In addition to all the free testing locations listed above, you can also call 311 or text ‘testNYC’ to 877-877 to find local testing sites at any time throughout the year.

Get treated – If you are living with HIV or know someone who is living with HIV, get medical care. The sooner you begin treatment, the less HIV will damage your body. And if you take your HIV medications as prescribed, you are much less likely to pass HIV to your partners. For help finding care in NYC, text ‘CARE’ to 877-877.

Get Educated – Learn about the basics of HIV and AIDS in your local community.

Get Involved – Host an event, speak out, or volunteer with a local community organization that is working to combat HIV. Visit NYC Health’s HIV/AIDS information pages to learn more about HIV.

Stay Safe—Condoms provide excellent protection against HIV, other sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy. NYC Health distributes free condoms in over 3,500 locations throughout the five boroughs of NYC. Click here for more information about free NYC Condoms.

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Just finished the nico nama for Zootopia…

One of hosts just went and butchered Morikawa’s name, introducing him as “Morikawa Tomoyuki” wwww And she’s sitting next to him to lol

And of course, Morikawa being Morikawa, went on and (kind of) flirted with the male host, making him blush by saying ”俺のこと好きなんだろう?”

Aaaaaand again, Morikawa being Morikawa, he just plain and went out admitted that he’s a do-M. In a live broadcast. A live broadcast with 10456 viewers. (Because he was asked what type of women he likes, he said he wanted someone who is level headed and can tell him what to do. Hey @divetodistraction, take note. ww)