Hot 97 Holds Toy Drive for Low-Income Victims of Hurricane Sandy

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December 21, 2012 (New York, NY) – HOT 97 FM will join the Kingdom Dominion International Ministries (KDI) and the NYPD on Sunday, December 23, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to host a toy drive for the children of Hurricane Sandy victims.  The event will be held at the Rutgers Houses Community Center.

These organizations will team together to provide toys for over 300 underprivileged children from newborns to 17 years old who live in government housing or shelters which were affected by the recent hurricane.   Pastor Michelle Morrison of KDI has held toy drives for low-income families for several years.  Last year the NYPD stepped in to help when she did not receive her usual Toys for Tots donation.  This year the police force, through Sergeant Michelle Martindale, Community Affairs Citywide, is once again coming through to make some underprivileged children very happy.  HOT 97 FM has organized a donation of toys and will send volunteers to help with the event.

Pastor Morrison states, “There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing the expressions of joy on the faces of children who may not otherwise be able to get anything for Christmas.”  Over the past 6 weeks KDI has provided groceries, coats and clothing to Sandy victims, and hopes to continue being a pillar to the community.

KDI seeks much needed donations and volunteers, as it will continue to provide groceries and needed resources to low income families. Citizens looking for hurricane relief assistance, counseling or prayer can call 347-785-8784.  For Sandy relief updates and to make donations, visit the church’s nonprofit websites and or call 347-785-8784 for further information.

Go to to make a monetary donation to the Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation and to view all of HOT97’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.