Last Call: Hempstead Town Extending Hurricane Relief Collection for Puerto Rico

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It has been three weeks since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico and only 16% of the island has power. Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino has announced an extension of the Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Collection deadline to be held throughout the end of October.

“Puerto Rico is still in the early stages of recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria,” said Santino. “Hempstead Town is here to help in any way possible.”

Following the success of Hempstead Town’s partnership with the United Mavericks, the two will be teaming up once again to ship the much-needed items to Puerto Rico. The United Mavericks are a group of local businesspeople who spearhead a variety of charitable efforts to assist individuals in need. Recently, the United Mavericks arranged for a transport of relief supplies collected by Hempstead Town to storm-ravaged communities in Florida.

If you wish to donate money, please donate through the American Red Cross or a trusted organization. Donations will be accepted up until October 31st. 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

·         Mosquito Repellent

Collection boxes are 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)

“The generosity of Hempstead Town residents is unparalleled,” stated Santino. “The families of Puerto Rico remain in our thoughts and prayers.”