Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Love for El Barrio.. our barrio

Dear bookstore friends and fans,
Today marks a week since the explosion and building collapse that took the lives of 8 neighbors, and has left many families displaced by the tragedy. Amidst the incredibly sad news, we would like to take this opportunity to shed light on the tremendous outpouring of support from fellow New Yorkers for East Harlem. 
La Casa Azul Bookstore held a food/clothing drive immediately following the event and collected an unprecedented amount of food, clothing, water and toiletries in three days.The items have been delivered to Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez’ office and distribution of food and clothing has begun.  

Thank you to all who gave their time and donations - proof of El Barrio's solidarity in times of need.

La Casa Azul Bookstore staff


Items collected at La Casa Azul Bookstore

Items collected at La Casa Azul Bookstore
Staff and volunteers that greeted donors and sorted donations!
Staff and volunteers that loaded the van on Monday morning!

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