Reading-Cares – Hispanic Center Of Reading And Berks County, PA

Mosquito repellantResponding to the current 6.4-magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks in Puerto Rico, the Centro Hispano together with the Reading School District, PALO Magazine, and RUMBA Reading will lead our Reading neighborhood response be gathering gadgets for toiletry care packages starting Wednesday January 15th by Thursday January 23.

To ensure that donations get to the victims most in want Dr. Yamil Sanchez and Rosa Julia Parra, Board members of the Centro Hispano and Jose “Chamo King” Parra Andrade of Rumba Reading shall be heading to Puerto Rico on our direct humanitarian effort to distribute the Care Packages to the households most in want on the island.

We are as soon as once more coming to assistance from the households of the neighborhood of Greater Reading as one other pure catastrophe strikes the island of Puerto Rico,” said Mike Toledo, President of Centro Hispano. “As we did with Hurricane Maria, we’re serving to the prolonged households in Puerto Rico, in addition to those who discover themselves in Reading.”

With the restoration from Hurricane Maria in 2017 nonetheless ongoing, aid efforts have taken on even higher significance. Residents are in dire want of private hygiene gadgets in addition to different requirements. We are asking the Greater Reading Community to help our efforts by donating journey dimension gadgets for our care packages. Even the smallest donation will make an instantaneous impression!

The want record gadgets for the toiletry luggage are:

First assist kits

Shampoo and conditioner

Toothpaste/tooth brushes

Baby wipes

Hand sanitizer

Saline Drops

Self-generated flashlights

Mouth Wash


Feminine provides

Flashlights and batteries

Mosquito Repellent

Cough Drops/Medicine


Ensure and Pedialyte

Travel Tissues

Freezer Gallon dimension Bags Portable telephone chargers

Only new gadgets are being accepted, please.

We are additionally inviting volunteers to affix us Saturday January 25 as we put the care packages collectively in what we’re calling “Reading Cares Day” on the Centro Hispano.

Monetary donations will even be accepted. Please make checks payable to Centro Hispano, Memo: Reading Cares Help for P.R., or donate on-line at: Donations shall be collected by January 31.

The Centro Hispano appreciates your kindness and generosity in help of our efforts.

If you’re unable to make a donation and would nonetheless like to assist the trigger, please share on social media. #ReadingCares


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Reading Cares is a consortium of neighborhood organizations that got here collectively to help households affected by Hurricane Maria. It continues to return collectively when disasters happen inside our neighborhood and their households.

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