Hempstead Town Collecting Supplies for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has recently been slammed by two back-to-back hurricanes. Earlier this month, Hurricane Irma ravaged Puerto Rico, leaving hundreds of thousands of residents without power. Last Wednesday, Hurricane Maria pounded Puerto Rico at category 4 strength with sustained winds reaching up to 155 miles per hour, knocking out the region’s entire power grid and causing immeasurable damage.

Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino is calling on residents to donate some much-needed supplies to the victims of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

“The residents of Hempstead Town have proven time and time again their generosity and support for victims of natural disasters,” said Santino. “Let’s do our best to aid the citizens of Puerto Rico during the trying recovery period ahead.”

If you wish to donate money, please donate through the American Red Cross or a trusted organization. Donations will be accepted up until October 10th. Accepted items that can be donated are the following:

·         Extension Cords

·         Shovels

·         Crowbars/Hammers

·         Tarps and Rope

·         Work Gloves/Safety Glasses

·         Bottled Water

·         Laundry Detergent/Dish Soap

·         Hand Sanitizer

·         Diapers/Baby Wipes

·         First Aid Kits

·         Baby Formula

·         Garbage Bags

·         Towels/Blankets

·         Pillows

·         Mosquito Repellent

 

Collection boxes will be stationed at the following locations:

·         Hempstead Town Hall (1 Washington Street, Hempstead)

·         Hempstead Tax Office (200 North Franklin Street, Hempstead)

·         Echo Park (399 Nassau Boulevard, West Hempstead)

·         Newbridge Arena (2600 South Newbridge Road, Bellmore)

·         Levittown Hall (201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville)

·         Merrick Golf Course Clubhouse (2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick)

·         Oceanside Park (3800 Mahlon Brower Drive, Oceanside)

·         Hewlett Point Park (130 Hewlett Point Avenue, Bay Park)

 

“Hempstead Town is here to help our island neighbors,” stated Santino. “The families of Puerto Rico are in our thoughts and prayers.”