You should know that we are coordinating two different humanitarian relief efforts for Puerto Rico.

The first one will be a musical concert this Friday, January 17, 2020 at 07:00 p.m. at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts (250 Bedford Park Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10468) with Eddie Palmieri and several other artists. This concert is being coordinated in conjunction with Freddy Perez Entertainment.

You should also know that this Saturday January 18, 2020 at 12:00 p.m., we will be conducting a Humanitarian Relief Effort on behalf of those affected by the recent earth quakes in Puerto Rico.

This event will be held on Southern Boulevard on the corner of Aldus Street in the Bronx. It is important for you to know that the little island of Puerto Rico has been rocked by a total of 4,587 earthquakes and earth tremors during the past 365 days with an intensity measured between five and six on the Richter Scale.  The most intense earthquake occurred in the town of “Tallaboa Peñuelas” registering 6.4 on the Richter Scale according to news reports.

In just the last 24 hours, the Southern part of Puerto Rico has been rocked by over 39 earthquakes.  This has caused families, and its residents to abandon their homes and take refuge in the street and open spaces fearing their homes and buildings may collapse on them.

The neighbors and fellow citizens in Puerto Rico need not only our prayers, but our help.  Therefore, on Saturday January 18, 2020. The organization I preside over, The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, together with Councilman Rafael Salamanca and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, the 41st Police Precinct, Community Planning Board #2, Radio Vision Cristiana International, Radio Cantico Nuevo, Freddy Perez Entertainment and many other organizations will be collaborating to bring relief to the people of Puerto Rico with this humanitarian effort.

I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to those who have joined me in coordinating this effort. Special thanks to Ms. Joyce Taylor from HR Block, Mr. Fredy Perez, Jr. Entertainment, Mr. Frank Hernandez and Ms. Coralie Hernandez from “La Flor De Mayo Shipping Company who have been assisting me in obtaining two containers which we expect will be filled with materials, and much needed essentials.

The containers once filled to capacity will be shipped to Puerto Rico where they will be received by “Cristo Viene Evangelical Association” founded by the late Rev. YiYe Avila

For more information, call Leila Martinez at 718-792-1140.

I am Councilmember Rev. Rubén Díaz, Sr. and this is what you should know.

Councilmember Rev. Rubén Díaz, Sr. was born April 22, 1943 and is a U.S. politician and minister. A member of the Democratic Party, Díaz represents the 32nd District in the New York State Senate. His constituency includes the Bronx neighborhoods of Castle Hill, Parkchester, Morrisania, Hunts Point, Melrose, Longwood, and Soundview.