Echelon Donates on NBC Latino!

Our lovely co-founder Alicia is featured on NBC Latino talking about Echelon Donates and our latest efforts to support people affected by Hurricane Sandy. Check out the story here.

Want to get involved? Learn more about the DOC NYC Food Drive and Jared’s 41st Birthday project.


Press Release: Echelon Donates and DOC NYC Partner To Help Victims Of Hurricane Sandy via City Harvest


Echelon Donates and DOC NYC partner to help victims of Hurricane Sandy via City Harvest

For Immediate Release
New York, NY November 4, 2012
E. Tirado

“The Lady Avengers of the Echelon! A crew of super woman fans making earth a way better place in honor of their fave pop-rock martians.” – MTV ACT

 As an immediate response to the tragedy that has struck the tri-state area ECHELON DONATES and DOC NYC New York’s Documentary Festival have teamed up to run a food drive to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy, during this year’s festival.

From Thursday, November 8 – Sunday, November 11, 2012, film-goers will be able to drop off non-perishable items, at collection boxes located in the SVA Theatre at 333 West 23rd St (between 8th & 9th Ave) during festival hours, for CITY HARVEST.

Echelon Donates is a non-profit organization founded by fans of the rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars, and with the US premiere of “Artifact” at DOC NYC – a film about the battle between Thirty Second to Mars and their label Virgin/EMI – many of the band’s fans, known as the Echelon, will be in attendance.

“With so many Echelon attending, it was only natural that we ask them and all the festival goers to stand alongside us and DOC NYC to help out during the harsh circumstances that have affected so many,” stated Alicia Zen,Co-founder Echelon Donates. “It’s what’s needed and we can’t sit aside and do nothing.”

City Harvest is working to help meet the increased demand for food across the five boroughs, while it continues to support its network of soup kitchens and food pantries.

The most needed foods are:

  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Peanut butter (plastic jars)
  • Mac and cheese (packaged)
  • Hot and cold cereal (packaged, family-sized)
  • Baby Formula
  • No glass, please, with the exception of baby food
  • Powdered milk

*Note: City Harvest cannot accept: unlabeled or dented cans, any open packaging, products that need to  be refrigerated, homemade foods, or expired products.

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