Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray has announced that the Town will be partnering with local charities, LI Cares and the Salvation Army, to supply provisions to residents who lost their belongings as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The organizations will be distributing items at Shell Creek Park in Barnum Island on Thursday, November 29th from 11 AM to 2 PM. Hempstead Town’s Shell Creek Park is located at Vanderbilt Avenue and Traymore Boulevard.
“We have so many residents in the Barnum Island, Harbor Isle and Island Park area who have experienced devastating losses as a result of Sandy,” said Supervisor Murray. “We are so grateful to LI Cares and to the Salvation Army for partnering with Hempstead Town to get needed provisions into the hands of these residents.”
Items that will be distributed include housewares, cleaning supplies, baby Pack ‘n Plays, baby bathtubs, dishes, pots and pans, blankets, water and more.
The mission of Long Island Cares is to bring together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry on Long Island. Long Island Cares provides emergency food where and when it is needed, sponsors programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency and educates the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island.
The Greater New York Division of the Salvation Army has been an integral part of the community for 132 years, The Salvation Army in Greater New York operates more than 100 community and social service programs serving more than 750,000 people. Hempstead Town has worked very closely with the Hempstead branch of the Salvation Army for many years on various programs.
“I encourage all residents who have been impacted by Sandy and need supplies and/or provisions to come down to Shell Creek Park on Thursday,” concluded Murray. “We will have many supplies, some of which have been available at previous distribution events.”