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The staff at El Museo is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life and the unthinkable destruction that occurred recently in our neighborhood, El Barrio. Our most heartfelt sympathies go to the families and neighbors affected by the explosion.

In response to the destruction, El Museo del Barrio invites fellow New Yorkers to assist affected residents by bringing water, clothing, canned and packed foods, toiletries, and medical and personal supplies to the locations listed below.

We thank you for your compassionate response.

Un abrazo fuerte,
Jorge Daniel Veneciano
Executive Director
El Museo del Barrio

DONATIONS

El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street
In response to the destruction, El Museo del Barrio invites fellow New Yorkers to assist affected residents by bringing water, clothing, canned and packed foods, toiletries, and medical and personal supplies to El Museo’s Visitor Services/Coat Check drop-off site. Museum hours are 11:00am to 6:00pm, Wednesday through Saturday.  We will be accepting donations through Saturday, March 29th.

The Mayors Fund
The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City is enormously grateful for the support of foundations, corporations, and individuals who are committed to improving the lives of New Yorkers. For more info, click here.

The District Office of Senator José M. Serrano
157 East 104th St. New York, NY 10029
The victims of this tragedy remain in our thoughts and prayers. We will be accepting donations of clothing and canned goods for the victims and their families from Monday – Friday between 9 – 5pm. For more info, click here.

Operation: East Harlem We Stand
The Poets Den (309 East 108th Street)
In the wake of the East Harlem Explosion, the community has extended a hand to those in need of assistance. The East Harlem Merchant Association has set-up a drop-off location for anyone willing to donate goods and services. Some the items needed are: clothes, non-perishable goods, toys for kids, medical supplies, pro-bono legal services, and translators. Drop-off is between 9:00am and 7:00pm. For more info, call Clark Pena at 917-710-1467.

The Griselde Camacho Memorial Fund
Hunter College is establishing a Fund in honor of the service and memory of Griselde Camacho, a public safety officer at our East Harlem campus, who died in an explosion in Harlem on March 12. For more info, click here.

Help Liseth Perez Recover
Liseth lost her husband Andreas and all her possessions in the devastating East Harlem building explosion. For more info, click here.

Help Barrios Hernandez Family
Rosaura Barrios, 44, and Rosaura Hernandez, 21, were among at least eight people killed in the earth-rattling blast. For more info, click here.

Hunter Supports East Harlem Fund
Hunter College is establishing a “Hunter Supports East Harlem” fund on behalf of all those in the community who are suffering and in need. Please give generously. For more info, click here.

Spanish Christian Church Harlem – Healing Friends and Family
On March 12th two buildings collapsed in East Harlem after a massive explosion, leaving 8 people dead. As we prepare for funeral arrangements, we also are trying to help the survivors move forward. Many have truly lost everything. They have lost their loved ones, their homes, and for some all of their possessions. For more info, click here.