Spread Love For Puerto Rico

Good day world, My name is Joshua Saadi here with my dog Polo, founders of Spread Love. We are a pet therapy team that started a movement that has been about helping others and volunteering for people in need. We bring people of all races, religions, colors of skin together to better the world. Today is November 3rd, my 30th birthday, and as my wish, I would like to start our Thanksgiving drive to continue to help the island of Puerto Rico with goods/food, sanitary items, and basic daily neccessities. We have a lot to be thankful for, I think we all do, and it is our duty as humans to step up to the plate and help others during this dire need of support. Puerto Rico is still devastated, and needs our attention/love. Speaking to people down there and seeing how bad it still is hit my heart and motivated me to start this mission. I am not Puerto Rican, I'm just a man that is doing what my heart tells me to do. They need our help, please help us help them. 




What will the money be raised for, and who will be giving our items out in Puerto Rico?

Donations that will be raised through GoFundMe will be used to purchase items that the Chabad Of Puerto Rico will be giving to those in need in Puerto Rico. Rabbi Mendel Zarci has been dedicated since Hurricane Maria has hit, going town to town with volunteers handing out items to everyone they see. Here is their facebook page, please take a look at the link to see pictures/videos of the amazing things this organization is doing.
Chabad Of Puerto Rico


How will we be getting the items down to Puerto Rico and who will be paying for that?
The Chabad Of Puerto Rico has a sponsor that will cover all costs of shipping. Items will be shipped by a carrier and it will take 1 week for them to recieve our goods. 

How long will we be doing the drive? 
Our target date is the Sunday of Thanksgiving week, November 26. 

We need the funds as soon as we can to purchase these items, every Thursday we will be going to wholesalers and using all funds and keeping them in our Storage Unit.


Is there any other way we can help? 
Yes, we need volunteers to help organize and gather goods through their resources as well. We will have drop off dates at the location that you can come and drop off yourself.
 
What items can we bring and what is on their needs list?
Rescue Relief Products:

Flashlight/lanterns
Search and rescue flashlights
Batteries (all sizes) 
First Aid supplies 
Antiseptic creams
Zip lock bags of all sizes
Tarps
Blankets
Infant and Children’s needs
Diapers
Wipes
Baby food
Baby formula
Baby shampoo & Baby oil
Non-prescription medicines – infant Tylenol, Desitin, etc. 

Adult Needs:
Feminine hygiene products
Adult diapers, both male and female, all sizes
Shampoo
Baby wipes (used in lieu of soap and water for all)

Non-perishable foods

Instant oatmeal packets, regular and sugar free
Wraps or tortillas 
Crackers 
Cookies mini packs 
Snacks packs almonds or other nuts 
Apple sauce minis 
Non refrigerated Fruit cup minis 
Jelly small size 
Peanut butter small size 
Milk long shelf 8 oz only 
Individual cereal boxes
Instant meals (just add water) 
Cans best if pop up 
Bean cans smallest size
Canned Corn small 
Chunk light Tuna can or pouch 
Chickpeas 
Rice 1 or 2 lb bags 
Snacks/energy bars 
Laundry detergent
Bars of soap 
Shampoos
Pampers all sizes
Mayonnaise packages 
Cleaning supplies such as toilet sanitizers
Instant coffee

Where can we bring items to donate if we would like to drop it off to you, and will we be able to drop it off anytime we'd like?
CubeStorage
251-63 Jericho Turnpike, Queens, NY 11426 
Please be in contact with us through email to set up a drop off time as we will not be there all day everyday.

How can we contact you to help?

[email redacted]

Volunteers are needed, please reach out to us and help us on this mission. We would like for everyone to be involved and play a part in making this a success. If you'd like to know more about Spread Love and see the work we have been doing for the past 4 years, please take a look at our site thats provided below. Thank you so much for taking a look and helping us SPREAD MORE LOVE. 

SPREAD LOVE
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Organizer

Joshua Saadi 
Organizer
134th Street, NY
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