Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray has announced that the Town will be partnering with nearby Kiwanis Clubs to supply provisions to residents who lost their belongings as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The South Shore Kiwanis Club of Staten Island has provided a 40-foot tractor trailer of supplies that Hempstead Town employees will distribute at the Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School in Island Park on Saturday and Sunday, December 8th and 9th from 10 AM to 2 PM. The Bronx Shore Kiwanis Club has also announced that they will be adding supplies to those being provided by South Shore Kiwanis. The Hegarty School is located at 100 Radcliffe Road, Island Park.
“We have so many residents in the Island Park area who have experienced devastating losses as a result of Sandy,” said Supervisor Murray. “We are so grateful to the South Shore and Bronx Shore Kiwanis Clubs for partnering with Hempstead Town to get needed provisions into the hands of these residents.”
Items that will be distributed include heaters, non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items and more.
Staten Island’s South Shore Kiwanis and Bronx Shore Kiwanis are volunteer organizations that are part of the New York District of Kiwanis International. Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child, one community at a time. Kiwanis and its youth-oriented service leadership programs serve communities in more than 70 countries and geographic areas.
“I encourage all residents who have been impacted by Sandy and need supplies and/or provisions to come down to the Hegarty School in Island Park on Saturday and Sunday,” concluded Murray. “We will have many supplies, some of which have been available at previous distribution events.”