Volunteers create Amazon wish list for Puerto Rico victims
People of all ethnicities came together at the Masbia Soup Kitchen in Borough Park to help those in need this Martin Luther King Day.
Elected officials, religious leaders and other volunteers say they're standing together just as Martin Luther King Jr. would want. Volunteers re-stocked the shelves at the soup kitchen and spread the word out about their virtual drive.
They've created an Amazon wish list for people to send food and supplies directly to Chabad of Puerto Rico.
Assembly member Felix Ortiz, who was just in his hometown in Puerto Rico, tells News 12 that so much is needed.
Ortiz says the wish list includes flashlights, batteries, toiletries, shelf-stable food and other items he observed would be the most helpful.
He says this is an important time for this community to come together and help another community that can really use it.
The soup kitchen did this same virtual drive for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and they say it was very successful.