2017-08-23 / Front Page

Local officials ask community to help give back

Effort underway for victims of Hurricane Harvey

Massapequa Park Village Mayor Jeff Pravato, joined with Oyster Bay Town officials to announce the town and Village will partner with Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization, Island Harvest, to collect food and supplies to support the ongoing relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

 “Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 hurricane — the strongest storm to hit our country in 10 years,” said Supervisor Joe Saladino said. “This is our opportunity to help give back to the many people and agencies who came to our aid following Superstorm Sandy.”

 “After seeing the devastation in Texas, and as we remember and remain grateful for all the help the country gave us after Superstorm Sandy, I felt it was only appropriate to partner up with a great organization like Island Harvest and the Town in this endeavor to help the great people of Texas that are victims of this tragic event,” Mayor Pravato said.

 Residents may drop off relief items at the following locations, during normal business hours, where residents will find Island Harvest collection boxes:  Oyster Bay Town Hall North

54 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay; Oyster Bay Town Hall South

977 Hicksville Rd., Massapequa, and Massapequa Park Village Hall

151 Front St., Massapequa Park.

  Additionally, the Town will also collect donations at the Waterfront Festival and Bluefish Tournament at Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay on September 10th, from 12-6 p.m.

Of particular need are nonperishable, ready-to-eat food items, cleaning supplies and toiletries such as personal hygiene items like deodorant, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. No clothing items will be accepted.

“Our residents know first-hand the devastating impact Mother Nature can deliver,” Councilman Imbroto said. “Together with Island Harvest, we can help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in rebuilding lives.”

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