Community organizations hand out winter gear to keep Bronx residents warm

Dozens of residents waited on line on Starling Avenue in Parkchester on Friday afternoon to receive those free hats and gloves.

Heather Fordham and Adolfo Carrion

Jan 20, 2024, 1:22 AM

Updated 187 days ago

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More brutal winter weather and cold wind is touching down in New York City, and local organizations are making sure residents in the Bronx stay bundled up.  
The International Law Enforcement Officers Association partnered with the NYPD Community Affairs Team, NYC Reach and the Bangladesh Correction Society to hand out hats, gloves and scarves to those in need.  
Dozens of residents waited on line on Starling Avenue in Parkchester on Friday afternoon to receive those free hats and gloves.  
"Every time something comes up with the community and we can help them out, especially today with weather like this… this is a perfect day to give our community members winter gear, try to keep them warm for the winter,” said Lt. Carolyn Cruz of the Bronx Community Affairs team.  
Single digit feel-like temperatures are expected to stick around through Saturday.  


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