DISTRIBUTING PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT ACROSS QUEENS

(Updated: May 6, 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
  • 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
  • Catholic Charities Catherine Sheridan Neighborhood Senior Residence in Jackson Heights
  • Catholic Charities Howard Beach Senior Center in Howard Beach
  • 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
  • Dominico-American Society of Queens in Corona
  • Dr. Ferdous Khandker Medical Offices in Jackson Heights
  • DRUM – Desis Rising Up and Moving in Jackson Heights
  • Eastern Queens Alliance, Inc. in Jamaica
  • Elmcor Youth and Adult Activity, Inc. in Corona
  • 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
  • GP Koirala Foundation in Jackson Heights
  • 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
  • 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
  • LIC Community COVID-19 Relief Group in Long Island City
  • LIFE Camp, Inc. in Jamaica
  • LifeWay Network, Inc. in Rego Park
  • 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 Immigrant Community Empowerment in Jackson Heights
  • New Life Community Development Corporation in Elmhurst
  • 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
  • Octagon Neighborhood Association in Jamaica
  • Ozone Park Residential Block Association in Ozone Park
  • 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 Together in Astoria
  • Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Local 338 serving New York City and Long Island
  • Ridgewood Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. in Ridgewood
  • 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 Jackson Heights
  • Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District in Sunnyside
  • Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District in Jamaica
  • 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
  • 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.