Yonkers nonprofit steps up to help Hurricane Dorian victimsPosted: Updated:
Local organizations in the Hudson Valley are already stepping up to help those impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Dorian.
Volunteers meticulously sorted medical supplies, which were boxed and will be sent to the devastated Caribbean nation of the Bahamas.
Danielle Butin is the founder of the AFYA Foundation, a Yonkers-based nonprofit. The group is among the first to respond to natural disasters and provide badly needed and potentially lifesaving medical supplies.
"They are going to need primary and urgent care supplies medically and they are going to need everything from soap, deodorant to a toothbrush basic self-care and dignity," she says.
AFYA is coordinating with the Bahamas Consulate office and is preparing boxes of needed supplies to ship as soon as possible.
AFYA is looking for volunteers this weekend to help sort supplies, donate supplies or make a financial donation.