Local November 21, 2016 | 9:13 am

Dominicans abroad heed call for solidarity with compatriots

New York.- Dominicans living in the US andother countries on Sunday heeded the dramatic appeal by Dominican general consulin NYC Carlos A. Castillo, to show solidarity with their compatriots as floodingand landslides from downpours devastated various parts of his country.

Castillo made the call on the diaspora’s traditionalsolidarity in front of United Palace theater, where the consulate operates areception center for the aid collected by dozens of members of the community includingboxes with clothes, food, medicine, shoes and other items.

He said the consulate formed an EmergencyCommittee Friday night to extend the effort to the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn andother boroughs.

He lauded the community’s support sinceFriday, including Congressman-elect Adriano Espaillat and other NY Stateelected officials.

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