Tylenol, bandages, cleaning supplies, and surgical supplies are just some critically needed goods on a list provided by the Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery in Cutchogue, working with the Afya Foundation in Yonkers, in their continuing effort to provide relief for those devastated by the April 25 earthquake in Nepal and its dangerous aftershocks.
The Cutchogue gallery, known for Ferrone’s award-winning aerial photography, and Afya, a not-for-profit organization that provides healthcare supplies around the world and is named after the Swahili word for “health,” have extended the deadline for supply donation and collection to June 14.
According to the Afya website, 30 pallets of medical supplies were shipped to Grande International Hospital, Kathmandu Model and Lake City Hospital in Nepal in mid-May, but relief efforts are ongoing.
The disaster killed more than 8,000 people and, according to the United Nations, millions remain in need of humanitarian aide.
Goods can be dropped off at the gallery during open hours. The Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery is located at 25425 Main Road, at Alvah’s Lane, Cutchogue. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.