Andrew J Lanza's Press releases

Returning Home After a Hurricane or Flood

Getting prepared to return home after evacuating will keep you safer while inspecting and cleaning up the damage to your home.  Before returning to your home, ensure local officials have declared that it’s safe to enter and that you have the supplies you will need. Click here or open the attached document for important tips on returning to, inspecting and cleaning your home. 

 

November 16, 2012
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AMERICAN RED CROSS FIXED AND MOBILE SERVICE LOCATIONS ON STATEN ISLAND

See the lists below to find fixed feeding locations, fixed bulk distribution locations, and neighborhoods for mobile feeding and distribution.  Locations for mobile distribution of any kind are general areas; the vehicles will move throughout and identify where there is need.

November 16, 2012
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LOCATIONS OF RED CROSS EMERGENCY RESPONSE VEHICLES (Distributing meals, water & comfort kits)

The American Red Cross has Emergency Response Vehicles on the ground at various locations across Staten Island providing urgently needed meals, water and comfort kits to residents in need. Click here to find the list of Emergency Response Vehicle locations.

 

November 16, 2012
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Red Cross Distributing Emergency Materials on Staten Island Saturday & Sunday

The American Red Cross is mobilizing hundreds of volunteers this weekend to hand out tens of thousands of bags containing emergency relief supplies to families in New York City affected by Hurricane Sandy.

November 16, 2012
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LANZA'S HURRICANE RELIEF HEADQUARTERS PROVIDING HOT MEALS EVERY DAY AT NOON BEGINNING TOMORROW (11/17 - 11/21)

Senator Lanza's Hurricane Relief Headquarters, located at 4212 Hylan Blvd., will be distributing hot meals, provided by the American Red Cross, beginning tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 17th and continuing through Wednesday, Nov 21. Stop by any time after 12 noon to pick up a hot meal.

November 16, 2012
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Help Bring Tide's Mobile Laundromat Service to Staten Island

It has come to my attention that Tide is helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy through their wonderful “Loads of Hope” program.

November 16, 2012
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Red Cross Efforts on Staten Island

I received the following update from The Red Cross today: The Red Cross has provided the following services in Staten Island:

Tuesday, November 13:

24,841             meals and snacks served to residents            

November 15, 2012
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November 14, 2012
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City Unveils "NYC Restore" to Provide One-stop Locations for City Recovery Services and Federal Disaster Relief

City officials today unveiled NYC Restore, a comprehensive new initiative to provide one-stop locations for City recovery services and federal disaster relief.  The seven new Restoration Centers opening across the city this week will connect impacted residents and businesses with financial, health, environmental, nutritional and residential services, as well as FEMA reimbursement processing.

November 14, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY LOAN FUND TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE FOR BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY SANDY

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that the New York Bankers Association (NYBA) and the New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC) have agreed to establish a $10 million small business emergency loan fund to provide immediate financial assistance for businesses impacted by Storm Sandy.

November 14, 2012
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES FEMA EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FOR HOMEOWNERS

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that FEMA will issue Emergency Assistance for New Yorkers whose homes were affected by Hurricane Sandy. FEMA will bring in contractors in order to perform basic repairs so that residents can return to their homes while more long term repairs are in progress. Only residents in the federally-declared declared counties are eligible to participate in this program. Homeowners in these localities who want to apply for assistance should contact their county or local officials to receive contractor support.

November 14, 2012
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November 13, 2012
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Message from Senator Lanza Regarding Donations

If anyone knows of specific families who are in need, my office has an abundance of cleaning supplies, blankets and food. We have plenty on hand and people available to deliver, however, we don't have many specific requests coming in at this time. We've also gotten requests for backpacks and plastic storage bins if anyone would like to donate those. Thank you for all the continued generosity.

November 11, 2012
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Con Edison - Simplified Certification Process Helps Restore Service Faster

 

SIMPLIFIED CERTIFICATION PROCESS HELPS RESTORE SERVICE FASTER 

November 9, 2012
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U. S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION TO PROVIDE FREE DISASTER RELIEF TO SMALL BUSINESSES

Business Recovery Center for Small Businesses Open at College of Staten Island

Opening On: Friday November 9, 2012Days and Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am to 7pmSunday 10am to 2pm  

College of Staten Island2800 Victory BlvdBldg 1A - Room 102Staten Island, NY 10314For information from the SI SBDC or to make an appointment call SBDC Advisor George Telmany 718-619-5603

U. S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONNEW YORK Declaration #13365 & #13366(Disaster: NY-00130)Incident: Hurricane SandyOccurring: October 27, 2012 and continuingFor the Counties of: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond and Suffolk.

November 9, 2012
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BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

For the most up-to-date information on assistance programs for businesses you can visit the NYC Business Solutions website: 

November 9, 2012
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