Continuing Sandy aid for Lynbrook and local areas
November 9, 2012 by Mark
With continuing problems over power, food and gas supply, following ‘Frankenstorm’ Sandy, residents of Lynbrook are urged to seek Federal help if required. Available to both business owners and residents in the area, print shops have likely produced posters and banners to advertise.
Help that is available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) includes assistance for rent payments, grants for repairs and personal property replacement and unemployment cover.
Other disaster-related needs concerning sanitary, functional and other items are also available from FEMA. However, with Lynbrook not as badly affected as other areas, many residents are more focused on helping their county neighbors recover.
Despite significant property damage and power outages throughout the Lynbrook, Malverne and West Hempstead areas, other sites had a far greater pummeling. As a result, there are a number of food, clothing and ad hoc supply collection points here.
Many supplies have already been distributed out, but collections are still ongoing in some areas.
Ongoing centers of collection in Lynbrook include Lynbrook Recreation Center; Our Lady of Peace Church and SwingBellys BBQ.
The Mommy’s Guide Food Drive is also offering a number of collection points throughout the village. Further, the Downing PTA is also running home collections.
Other points of collection are also being managed in surrounding areas.
Whilst donations are gratefully accepted, donors are kindly asked to inquire about desired items at each facility. Leaflets and posters will likely also be available, highlighting which supplies are in most demand in what area.