Open hearts in a shut down city
Your neighbors can get the care they need now thanks to your donations.
Again this week, LIC Relief showed the community spirit. They’ve been getting lunch to our staff from local restaurants. Blend and Little Chef Little Kitchen are just two of the eateries whose food was enjoyed this week.
LIC Relief was founded by Pastor Patrick Thompson and Kelly Craig, and they continue to run the group. They’re working hard to support those in need in Long Island City, and are testament to the warmth and kindness of the community.
|We welcomed another donation from the wonderful volunteers at PPE Needed NYC. Russ from the American Construction League stopped by again, this time with 900 N95 masks. Our staff were more than happy to receive them.|
Since Governor Cuomo’s announcement regarding wearing face masks in New York City, demand has greatly increased.
Every year for our Candy Cane Lane event, Carol Brown and Mary Ann DeWitt, from Montrose, PA, sew and knit warm winter clothing for our younger patients.
Now, they’ve re-purposed those skills to ensure our staff and patients have beautifully crafted masks in bright colors to keep themselves and others safe during the coronavirus crisis.
Finally, outside the office, a consultant with The Floating Hospital, Elena Moneti, is a quilter.
At this time, Elena is diverting her knowledge of sewing quilts to sewing beautiful masks.
Additionally, she turned her needlework into a fundraiser The Floating Hospital. By selling the masks to her friends and family, she’s raised over $1000 to date! Thank you, Elena!
Since 1866, The Floating Hospital is the largest provider of healthcare to homeless families. We provide free and secure transport to and from over 300 shelters and domestic violence safe houses throughout New York City.
The Floating Hospital operates a main clinic in Long Island City. Additionally, we have satellite clinics at shelters, public housing, and assessment centers throughout the city.