DISTRIBUTING PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT ACROSS QUEENS

(Updated: July 7, 2019)

Borough President Lee — in close partnership with Queens elected officials, community-based organizations and labor unions — has helped secure and facilitate the swift distribution of tens of thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) since early April 2020 to frontline and essential workers, as well as vulnerable and disproportionately-hit populations throughout Queens, the epicenter of the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Partners who have helped distribute PPEs include but are not limited to:

  • 100 Suits for 100 Men in Jamaica
  • Adhikaar in Woodside
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Citizens Center in Cambria Heights
  • American Legion Benjamin Moore Post 1946 in St. Albans 
  • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1056 – Casey Stengel Depot in Flushing
  • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1056 – Jamaica Depot in Jamaica
  • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1056 – Queens Village Depot in Queens Village
  • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1179 – Far Rockaway Depot in Far Rockaway
  • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1179 – JFK Depot in Springfield Gardens
  • Astoria Mutual Aid Network in Astoria
  • Astoria Welfare Society of USA, Inc. in Astoria
  • B’nai B’rith of Queens in Flushing
  • Bayside Neighborhood Senior Center in Bayside
  • Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc. in Far Rockaway
  • Brooks Memorial United Methodist Church in Jamaica
  • Cambria Heights Civic Association in Cambria Heights
  • Capacity Community Development in Jamaica
  • Catholic Charities Catherine Sheridan Neighborhood Senior Residence in Jackson Heights
  • Catholic Charities Howard Beach Senior Center in Howard Beach
  • Centro Corona in Corona
  • Chabad of Rego Park in Rego Park
  • Cityline Ozone Park Civilian Patrol in Ozone Park
  • Cliffside Rehabilitation & Residential Health Care Center in Flushing
  • CommonPoint Queens – Bay Terrace Center in Bayside
  • CommonPoint Queens – Central Queens in Forest Hills
  • CommonPoint Queens – Sam Field Center in Little Neck
  • Community Board 13 representing Southeast Queens
  • Dominico-American Society of Queens in Corona
  • Dr. Ferdous Khandker Medical Offices in Jackson Heights
  • DRUM – Desis Rising Up and Moving in Jackson Heights
  • DSI International, Inc. in Jamaica
  • Eastern Queens Alliance, Inc. in Jamaica
  • Elmcor Youth and Adult Activity, Inc. in Corona
  • Eternal Love Baptist Church in Corona
  • F.A.I.T.H.: Fathers Alive in the Hood, Inc. in Jamaica 
  • Federated Blocks of Laurelton in Laurelton
  • Federation of Hindu Mandirs, Inc. in Jamaica
  • First Baptist Church in East Elmhurst
  • Flushing Hospital Medical Center in Flushing
  • Forestdale, Inc. in Forest Hills
  • GP Koirala Foundation in Jackson Heights
  • Grace Episcopal Church in Whitestone
  • HANAC George T. Douris Tower in Astoria
  • Harding Ford Vision, Inc. in Jamaica
  • Hour Children in Long Island City
  • Hungry Monk Rescue Truck in Ridgewood
  • Iglesia Evangelica Discipulos de Jesucristo de Corona in Corona
  • I.S. 61 school community in Corona
  • Islamic Center of Jackson Heights in Jackson Heights
  • Jackson Heights Beautification Group in Jackson Heights
  • Jackson Heights Merchant Association in Jackson Heights
  • Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement, Inc. in Long Island City
  • Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Jamaica
  • Jamaica Muslim Center, Inc. in Jamaica
  • Jamaica Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Jamaica
  • Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center in the Rockaways
  • Kehilat Sephardim of Ahavat Achim in Kew Gardens Hills
  • Kiwanis Club of Glendale in Glendale
  • Kiwanis Club of Jackson Heights in Jackson Heights
  • Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. in Flushing 
  • La Jornada in Flushing
  • Lebanon Seventh Day Adventist Church in Laurelton
  • LIC Community COVID-19 Relief Group in Long Island City
  • LIFE Camp, Inc. in Jamaica
  • LifeWay Network, Inc. in Rego Park
  • Lion’s Share Food Pantry in Jackson Heights
  • Love Oasis Christian Center in Queens Village
  • Make the Road New York in Jackson Heights
  • Margaret Tietz Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Jamaica
  • Merchant Association of Rosedale, Laurelton and Springfield Gardens, Inc. in Southeast Queens
  • Mount Sinai Queens in Astoria
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – Jamaica Branch in St. Albans
  • New Franklin Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Flushing
  • New Greater Bethel Ministries in Queens Village
  • New Immigrant Community Empowerment in Jackson Heights
  • New Life Community Development Corporation in Elmhurst
  • New York State Nurses Association representing nurses across New York State
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital in Flushing
  • Northwell Health Long Island Jewish Forest Hills
  • Northwell Health Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst in Elmhurst
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens in Jamaica
  • NYCHA Bland Houses in Flushing
  • NYCHA Cornerstone-Astoria Houses in Astoria
  • NYCHA Latimer Gardens in Flushing
  • NYCHA Redfern Houses in Far Rockaway
  • Octagon Neighborhood Association in Jamaica
  • Ozone Park Residential Block Association in Ozone Park
  • Plaza del Sol Family Health Center in Corona
  • Project Hope Charities, Inc. in Jamaica
  • Project L.E.A.D. Kosher Kitchen in Richmond Hill 
  • Queens Centers for Progress in Jamaica
  • Queens Community House in Flushing and Kew Gardens
  • Queens Jewish Community Council, Inc. in Forest Hills
  • Queens Legal Services in Jamaica
  • Queens Neighborhoods United in Woodside
  • Queens Together in Astoria
  • Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Local 338 serving New York City and Long Island
  • Richmond Hill Economic Development Council in Richmond Hill
  • Ridgewood Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. in Ridgewood
  • Rock Safe Streets, a Sheltering Army NY program, in Far Rockaway
  • Rockaway East Merchants Association in Far Rockaway
  • Rochdale Village Board of Directors in Springfield Gardens
  • Rochdale Village Senior Center in Springfield Gardens
  • Rockaway East Merchants Association in Far Rockaway
  • Rosedale Civic Association in Rosedale
  • Sapphire Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing of Central Queens in Flushing
  • Selfhelp Community Services – Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center in Flushing
  • Selfhelp Community Services – Clearview Neighborhood Senior Center in Bayside
  • Selfhelp Community Services – Northridge/Brulene/Southridge Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities Program in Jackson Heights
  • Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ building service workers at Rochdale Village
  • Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc. Eastern Queens Innovative Senior Center in Queens Village
  • Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc. Brookville Neighborhood Senior Center in Rosedale
  • Shmira Queens Public Safety Patrol in Kew Gardnes
  • Siloe Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Corona 
  • South Asian Council for Social Services in Flushing
  • St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in the Rockaways
  • St. Mark AME Church in Corona
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Jackson Heights
  • St. Mary Gate of Heaven in Ozone Park
  • S.T.O.P. NY, Inc. in Jamaica
  • Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District in Sunnyside
  • Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District in Jamaica
  • The Floating Hospital in Long Island City
  • Tibetan Community of New York & New Jersey in Woodside
  • Together We Can Community Resource Center, Inc. in Jackson Heights
  • Tomchei Shabbos of Queens in Kew Gardens
  • United Black Men of Queens Foundation, Inc. in Jamaica
  • United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 342 serving the New York City metropolitan area
  • United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 1500 serving the New York City metropolitan area
  • Womankind in Elmhurst
  • Women for Afghan Women in Fresh Meadows
  • Woodbine Community Food Pantry in Ridgewood
  • YWCA of Queens in Flushing
 

The distribution has been made possible in large part due to generous donations of PPEs by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (50,000 non-medical disposable masks) and The Coca-Cola Company and  Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages (5,225 face shields). Queens is grateful for their swift, generous acts of care in these unprecedented times.