FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Flushing, New York, November 15, 2012-- New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) launched its Tenth Annual FreeMAT(Freedom Medical Aid Team) Holiday Toy Drive today. FreeMAT has been actively involved in collecting donations for the United States Armed Forces personnel since April 2002. The toys will be distributed to the children of deployed Army personnel from Fort Totten in Queens and other local reserve bases in the greater New York region.
FreeMAT announced it will be collecting toys of any kind (new and not gift wrapped) now through December 14. In a statement, Stephen S. Mills, President & Chief Executive Officer, NYHQ, expressed his thanks to the members of the military for their service and pledged the hospital's continued support for the families of those who serve in the military especially this year in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Founder of FreeMAT Peter Kwiath, Assistant Supervisor of Paramedic / EMTs at the hospital, stated: "We plan to continue this program until every man and woman serving in the military returns home."
Toy Drop-Off Locations
Please call the location before dropping off the toys. For a flyer click on the following link NYHQ Toy Drop-Off Sites.
New York Hospital Queens, Main Entrance Security Desk
56-45 Main Street, Flushing, NY, 718-888-8747
New York Hospital Queens, Department of Public Affairs & Marketing
41-61 Kissena Blvd, Suite B, 1st floor, Flushing, N.Y., 718-670-1065
New York Hospital Queens, EMS Department
163-15 46 Ave; Flushing, N.Y., 718-670-1010
Congresswoman-elect Grace Meng
136-20 38th Ave.,Suite 10A, Flushing, N.Y., 718-939-0195
Councilman Dan Halloran
166-08 24th Rd., Whitestone, N.Y., 718-631-6703
Councilman Peter Koo
135-27 38 Ave., Suite 388, Flushing, N.Y., 718-888-8747
Bayside-Whitestone Lions Club
25-59 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Flushing, N.Y., 718-428-7285
Assemblyman Rory Lancman
159-16 Union Turnpike - Suite 210, Hillcrest, N.Y., 718-820-0241
Senator Toby Stavisky
144-36 Willets Pt. Blvd.,Flushing, N.Y., 718-445-0004
Senator Tony Avella
38-50 Bell Blvd. - Suite C, Bayside, N.Y., 718-357-3094
Assemblyman Edward Braunstein
213-33 39th Ave., Bayside, N.Y., 718-357-3588
For more information contact the Division of Public Affairs and Marketing at NYHQ at 718-670-1065.
New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
For more information about New York Hospital Queens, visit www.nyhq.org .