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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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STUDENT LOAN RELIEF FOR NEW YORKERS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE SANDY

New Yorkers in disaster counties are eligible for 90 day grace period to pay loans

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed New York State Higher Education Services Corporatio

November 9, 2012
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Important Notice for NYC Residents with Home Heating Oil (HHO) Tanks

If you have a home heating oil (HHO) tank and it has leaked into your basement and/or has been damaged by the storm, please contact the NYSDEC at 718‐482‐7376. If you would like NYSDEC to pump out your basement or damaged tank, there will be NO CHARGE for this service.

November 9, 2012
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MAJOR STATE BANKS AGREE TO WAIVE CONSUMER FEES IN AFTERMATH OF SANDY

Several major state-chartered banks have agreed to waive a number of fees and penalties in response to the impact on consumers by Storm Sandy. State-chartered banks that will drop the fees include M&T Bank, Apple Savings, Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh, Emigrant Savings Bank and New York Community Bank.

Details may vary from bank to bank and consumers should contact their individual bank for specifics. In general, banks have agreed to temporarily waive the following fees and penalties at least until November 15, and in some cases longer:

· ATM fees

· Late payment charges

· Penalties for checks returned because of insufficient funds

· Overdraft protection transfer fees

November 9, 2012
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Temporary Housing

Air BNB, an on-line service that connects people seeking temporary housing with those who have unused space, has launched a new platform to link New Yorkers displaced by Hurricane Sandy to New Yorkers who want to offer places to stay. ·         Air BNB is providing the service at no fee, and information is available at: airbnb.com/sandy.

November 8, 2012
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HURRICANE SANDY DISASTER ASSISTANCE RESOURCES & INFORMATION


SEE ATTACHED FLYER FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE

November 5, 2012
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UPDATE FROM SENATOR LANZA REGARDING RELIEF EFFORTS

UPDATE: Please know that I've been working around the clock with federal, state, and local agencies to address the needs of Staten Island at this time. I've been in touch with many out of state companies who will be sending truckloads of whatever supplies we need in the next 24-48 hours. Please know that we have more than enough food, water, clothing and blankets at various locations across Staten...

November 5, 2012
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Storm Recovery Assistance Scams & Tips for Finding a Reliable Contractor

·         Protect yourself from home repair and other scam artists, who may try to take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners who suffered property damage from Storm Sandy.

November 5, 2012
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IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT DONATIONS TO SENATOR LANZA'S OFFICE FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS

I would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to all of those who donated food, clothing and supplies to my office. I know the people of Staten Island are both proud and grateful to have such wonderful neighbors in this time of need. The response has just been incredible, however, I would like to ask that people refrain from donating any more clothing. We’ve got more than we know what to do with and at this point people are mostly in need of clean-up supplies such as contractor bags, plastic gloves, bleach, mops, buckets, brooms, rakes, plastic storage bins etc. Thank you again for all the generous donations.

November 4, 2012
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