Help the USTA provide relief those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
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In the wake of the devastation left behind by Hurricane Sandy, hundreds of thousands of people in the Northeast are without basic necessities and are in need of help. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were particularly hard-hit by the storm. The staff of the USTA, based in White Plains, N.Y., and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, located in the borough of Queens, have been working to help gather and donate some of these necessities, including water, warm clothing, blankets, toiletries and other personal items to our neighbors in need. If you’d like to lend a hand, there are several ways in which you can help.
For those in the greater Queens area, there are a number of drop-off sites that are accepting donations of tangible goods, including:
- Thank Heaven Children’s Boutique, 72-18 Austin Street
- Queens Mamas, 23-74 38th Street, before 7pm, and through the weekend.
- Powhatan Democratic Club, 41-05 Newtown Road, Astoria (Friday night 6:30pm-8:30pm, Saturday 1:30pm-4:30pm, Sunday 12pm-3pm)
- Woodhaven Development Corp, Forest Parkway and Jamaica Avenue.
- Assemblyman Mike Miller’s office, 83-91 Woodhaven Blvd, Woodhaven 718-805-0950
- Senator Joe Addabbo’s office: 66-85 73rd Place, Middle Village. 718-497-1630
- Atlas Park Mall, at the old Borders Store, 8000 Cooper Ave.
- Excalibur Reading Program, 80-17-78th Ave. Glendale. 347-725-4218
- Cook’s Crafts: 80-09 Myrtle Avenue, Glendale. 718-366-6085
Outside the tri-state area
For additional information on donating and volunteering opportunities throughout the hurricane-afflicted tri-state area, visit the Red Cross at redcross.org
, the Salvation Army at salvationarmyusa.org
or AmeriCares at americares.org
also is accepting cash donations and provides a list of volunteer opportunities in the New York area.