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New York Hospital Queens Kicks-Off Tenth Annual Holiday Toy Drive For Military Families

Thursday, November 15, 2012

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                

CONTACT:
Heather Carman
(718) 670-2744
hec9033@nyp.org

Allison Fleming
(718) 670-2374       
alf9034@nyp.org

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 .

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