There are no permanent locations in NYC to get FREE PPE, smoke detectors, cleaning products, and other free supplies that major corporations routinely want to donate.
Communities did not know where to go to find or systematically receive PPE deliveries from NYC during Covid-19 or more recently, the 2023 Canadian Wildfires.
NYC agencies currently typically say no to corporate donations due to the lack of warehouse storage space and operational distribution systems.
Not-for-profit 501c3, Art Science Research Laboratory’s CutRedTape4Heroes project delivered
Over 100 community groups received 5.8 million items in 60 days, June-July 2021. Kimco Realty Corp. donated 50,0000 sq ft space, a former ShopRite in Staten Island.
Under-resourced communities will be prepared and feel ready in advance of emergencies with permanent and ongoing community warehouses that support daily community safety and resilience.
Volunteers from the NYPD Hispanic Society and the FDNY Vulcan Society first responders will run the warehouses in addition to handing out free materials and teaching the safety classes.
Advisory Committee and Supporters
Housing Works CEO, Chair
First Responder Community Warehouse Advisors
Director of Community Affairs
Executive Director & CEO
New York Disaster Interfaith Services
NYCHA Tenant Association President
Andrew Jackson Houses
NY State Assembly Member
Chairman of The Board
Director Materials Management
BronxCare Health System
The Vulcan Society FDNY
First Responder Community Warehouses
Help NYC Communities by Supporting Our Joint Effort!
First Responder Community Warehouses and CutRedTape4Heroes.org
are urgent community response projects of
Art Science Research Laboratory, Founded in 1998
a Not-for-Profit, Charitable organization, 501(C)(3) Tax ID # 13-4012474