Middleport News

Recovery and Relief Effort for Puerto Rico

You may know, Hurricane Maria has caused great destruction on the island of Puerto Rico. Following his visit to Puerto Rico to deliver emergency supplies and see firsthand the widespread damage and devastation from Hurricane Maria, Governor Andrew Cuomo launched the Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico. The effort brings together a wide range of civic, business and industry partners to provide needed services, goods and funds to help the people of Puerto Rico recover and rebuild, and provides opportunities for New Yorkers to contribute to the relief efforts. We are asking for all New Yorkers to pitch in on this important effort to prevent a humanitarian crisis as a result of this storm.

Across the state, New Yorkers are encouraged to drop off goods for donation at the below listed drop-off locations.

We are only accepting the following items for donation: batteries, flashlights, portable lanterns, diapers, baby wipes, cases of water and feminine hygiene products. All items must be unopened and in their original packaging.

The drop-off sites will accept donations every day between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

***If you would like to donate items but won’t get to Lockport, donations may be made at the Village Hall (24 Main St.) & will be accepted through Oct. 6 for delivery to the Lockport Community Market on Oct. 7***

The Lockport Community Market posted: If you would like to contribute to the relief effort we will be collecting goods at the next few markets and delivering them to Buffalo. You can drop your goods at our Market Information Tent. Please note the Acceptable Items for Donation. Thank you!