While things slowly get better after the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the island is still in a critical state. Puerto Rico is still severely lacking in resources and folks still have very limited access in transporting relief items throughout the island.
So in an effort to help our neighborhood abroad, the Queenscapes team has partnered with Queens native Christian San Martin otherwise known as the Visual Vandal to create "Queens For Puerto Rico" #QU4PR: A Benefit for Hurricane Maria victims.
The Queens based relief event will take place at La Gloria Restaurant and Lounge in Jackson Heights, Queens on Wednesday, November 18th 2017. The event, hosted by Queenscapes own, Denise Rea, will feature photographs and artwork from a multitude of Queens based artists, raffle giveaways donated by Queens owned businesses and live music from born and raised D.J.'s DJ Champ Beatz and D.J. Butch Rock.
All money and items donated for the event will go to Puerto Rican charities, ConPRmetido and The Puerto Rican Family Institute.
100% of the event's monetary proceeds will go to ConPRmetido, a San Juan based independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization, established in 2012. This grassroots organization's mission is to strategically engage the island's diaspora's resource to implement solutions.
All items will be donated to The Puerto Rican Family Institute. The Puerto Rican Family Institute, founded in 1960, is a nonprofit, multi-program family oriented health and human service agency whose primary mission is to prevent family disintegration and enhance the self-sufficiency of the Latino community.
Minimum donation for entry to event is $10.00. You can make a donation directly on http://www.conprmetidos.org or pay at the door on day of event. La Gloria will accept the following relief items, toiletries, first aid kits, cleaning supplies, work gloves, hand sanitizer and canned goods, but will not accept clothes of any kind.
Below are the current Queens based vendors sponsoring #QU4PR:
⁃ Good Neighbor Queens
⁃ Astoria Bookshop
⁃ Lockwood Shop
⁃ Queens Community House
⁃ Hi Fi Records
⁃ Idlewild Magazine
⁃ Ditmars Vintage
⁃ Up_Stand Movement
⁃ The Brass Owl
⁃ DutchKills Klothing
Any other questions or inquiries please feel free to e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org. or Christian @ email@example.com