Senator Lanza today announced that Lowe’s will be distributing more than 22,000 traditional, family-style Thanksgiving meals from Boston Market to families in the hardest hit communities of Hurricane Sandy. These heat-and-serve dinners will be distributed on a first come, first served basis on Wednesday, November 21 beginning at 11:00 AM. The dinners will be distributed at 35 Lowe’s stores located closest to the most impacted communities in New York and New Jersey. Thirteen of these stores are in New York and two on Staten Island. Each store location will have approximately 500 meals to distribute.
Senator Andrew Lanza today joined Mayor Bloomberg and New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan in announcing a request for bids from New York-area ferry service operators for a new, temporary service from Great Kills, Staten Island to Manhattan that will serve communities that saw some of the worst damage from Hurricane Sandy. The new service is designed to bring immediate relief to and ease the commutes of residents in Great Kills, Midland Beach, Tottenville and other impacted Staten Island neighborhoods.
P.S. 36 and the Manfredi Auto Group are hosting a Holiday Toy Drive for Staten Island children. They are accepting new Christmas pajamas for all ages, new toys and gift cards up until Dec.20th. Please mail gift cards only to Manfredi Auto Group, 1591 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, N.Y. 10306. Gifts can be dropped at P.S.36 (255 Ionia Ave, Staten Island, N.Y. 10312) and all Manfredi Auto Groups.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.