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Thank you for your kind donations this week – April 17, 2020


APRIL 17, 2020

Open hearts in a shut down city

Your neighbors can get the care they need now thanks to your donations.

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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.

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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.


A local group for moms who are physicians donated a selection of skincare products from Belli. With the increase in thorough handwashing has come an increase in dried skin, so these are helpful!

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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.

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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!

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The Floating Hospital provides high-quality healthcare to anyone who needs it regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, immigration or insurance status, or the ability to pay. By providing unrestricted medical care in tandem with health education and social support to vulnerable New York City families, The Floating Hospital aims to ensure those most in need have the ability to thrive, not just survive.


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