You are reading

Astoria Group Raises Funds to Buy Heaters for Public Housing Residents

Astoria Houses (Queens Post)

Jan. 14, 2021 By Allie Griffin

Organizers in Astoria are raising funds to keep their neighbors in public housing warm this winter.

The Astoria Mutual Aid Network is raising money with the community-based organization Transform America to purchase space heaters for Astoria residents who live in public housing.

The organizations have created a GoFundMe to raise money for at least 100 heaters, which they will distribute to residents of public housing who have been living without gas and heat. Each heater costs about $30.

The GoFundMe has already raised more than $3,000.

The Astoria Mutual Aid Network is also collecting warm weather clothing to distribute to residents of the Queensbridge Houses on Jan. 22.

The organization is asking for new and gently-used hats, gloves, socks and scarves. Donors can drop off the items at Rivercrest, located at 33-15 Ditmars Blvd., or LIC Kleaners, located at 30-53 Steinway St., up until Jan. 18.

The two initiatives are part of the national MLK Day of Service next week.
email the author: news@queenspost.com
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.


The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

ridgewood

Police from the 104th Precinct in Ridgewood and Transit District 33 are looking for a man who snatched a cell phone from a 15-year-old girl who was onboard a southbound L train last week.

The train had just pulled into the Haley Street subway station in Ridgewood just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, and when the doors opened, the suspect grabbed her iPhone 13 from her hands. The perpetrator fled the station and was last seen running southbound on Halsey Street. The teenager was not injured during the incident. An iPhone 13 is valued at $600 and upwards.

plays

Jun. 17, 2024 By Athena Dawson

Are you a fan of dramatic plays and tear-jerking comedies? Head to Travers Park this Wednesday for a free performance of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, hosted by the Mobile Unit of The Public Theatre.  Located at 78th St. and 34th Ave. in Jackson Heights, the Shakespeare in the Park series will grace Queens’ public stage on June 19th at 6 p.m. for a truly unforgettable performance. The 90-minute play will provide a bilingual English and Spanish adaptation for audience members to enjoy.