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White Plains' Mariano Rivera Pitches In To Help Puerto Rico

L to R: Clara Rivera, Rob Astorino, Mariano Rivera
L to R: Clara Rivera, Rob Astorino, Mariano Rivera Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Mariano Rivera, the Yankees great who lives in White Plains, is coming in relief for Puerto Rico.

Rivera and his wife, Clara, are donating supplies that will be shipped by The Mariano Rivera Foundation to help with the recovery.

“It’s always a blessing when you can help others,” Rivera said at the church Refugio de Esperanza in New Rochelle. “Together we can accomplish a lot of things, and together we can build up Puerto Rico. When there is this need, we need to step up.”

Spearheaded by volunteers from the Department of Social Services, the countywide Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico drive will continue at least through November.

In particular, supplies being sought include:

Baby formula

Baby wipes

Blankets

Bottled water

Canned and dry pet food

Canned milk

Canned, non-perishable foods

Diapers

Dish soap

Extension cords

First-aid kits

Garbage bags

Ground fault protectors

Hand sanitizer

Laundry detergents

Mosquito repellant

Pain relief medicine

Pillows

Ropes

Sanitary napkins

Safety glasses

Stomach and diarrhea relief medicine

Towels

Tarps

Work gloves

Collection bins are located at the following county offices during regular business hours:

Westchester County Office Building, 148 Martine, Ave., White Plains

DSS Central Office, 112 E. Post Rd., White Plains

Mount Vernon District Office, 100 East First St.

Peekskill District Office, 750 Washington St.

White Plains District Office, 85 Court St.

Yonkers District Office, 131 Warburton Ave.

Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains

Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd, Valhalla

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