Mary MuellerJan 15, 2018, 10:03 pmJan 16, 2018, 1:00 pm

Westchester teens pack donated medical supplies for Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

Thousands of pounds of syringes, diapers and face masks will be sent to areas still recovering from Hurricane Maria


SCARSDALE — Martin Luther King Jr. Day has become synonymous with service to others, which is why more than 250 teens spent their day-off at the Westchester Reform Temple to give back to areas devastated by Hurricane Maria. Volunteers sorted through thousands of pounds of medical supplies that will be sent to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands — both devastated by Hurricane Maria last year and still in dire need.

J-Teen Leadership, an organization for Jewish high school students who want to give back through community service, helped plan the event in Scarsdale and provided support for the Afya Foundation in Yonkers. They brought in the medical supplies donated by hospitals in the northeast and they have spoken with hospitals in hard-hit areas to find out what those communities need. They packed medical supplies will be brought to the Afya Foundation's warehouse in Yonkers, and then shipped or flown out.

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