puertoricodiapersOct. 11, 2017 -- County Executive Robert P. Astorino on Friday joined members of the Junior League of Central Westchester to pack a donation of 10,000 diapers for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. The donation was then to be shipped to a children’s hospital by the AFYA Foundation, a Yonkers-based non-profit.

“The devastation in Puerto Rico is just horrific, but here in Westchester, we have a big heart and are able to respond quickly,” Astorino said. “I’d like to thank our partners at the Junior League of Central Westchester for answering the call so generously with this donation. It will go a long way towards keeping babies healthy.”

Alyse Streicher, President of the JLCW, added: “The Junior League of Central Westchester is pleased to provide 10,000 diapers from our surplus of small sizes to help the babies and caregivers of Puerto Rico. Our hope is to give the babies more comfort and the caregivers one less worry during their time of need.”

Westchester’s Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico efforts will run at least through November. Please visit www.westchestergov.com/PRRelief  or email   to learn more about what supplies are most needed and where to donate. Collection sites are set up throughout the county.

Monetary donations for the purchase of essential supplies and/or the shipping of same may be made by Chase Quick Pay or PayPal to: .

The Junior League of Central Westchester runs the Westchester County Diaper Bank in partnership with the Westchester County Department of Social Services, supplying nearly half a million diapers to families in need since its inception three years ago. Learn more at http://www.jlcentralwestchester.org/diaperbank  or view a video about the program produced by the website Scary Mommy in partnership with Huggies.