Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Councilman Thomas Hand and Massapequa Park Village Mayor Jeffrey Pravato announced recently that the Town and Village are collecting food and supplies to support the urgent relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas.
“Hurricane Florence is forcing thousands of people to seek food and temporary shelter, as the storm continues to deliver unprecedented amounts of rain and high winds,” said Supervisor Saladino. “Just as residents throughout the nation supported us during Superstorm Sandy, we will come to their aide in this time of need. Donate today!”
Residents may drop off relief items beginning Tuesday, September 18th, at the following locations, during normal business hours, where residents will find collection boxes:
- Oyster Bay Town Hall North, 54 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay
- Oyster Bay Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Rd., Massapequa
- Town of Oyster Bay Hicksville Athletic Center, 167 S. Broadway, Hicksville
- Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, 1001 Stewart Ave., Bethpage
- Massapequa Park Village Hall, 151 Front St., Massapequa Park
Councilman Hand stated, “Town of Oyster Bay residents know first-hand the devastating impact Mother Nature can deliver and this storm presents another chance for us to help give back to the many people and agencies who came to our aid following Superstorm Sandy.”
Mayor Pravato added, “Let us unite together in this time of crisis and help our fellow Americans in need of assistance. I urge residents to donate what they can today at Village Hall or Town facilities. Together, we will help our citizens rebuild and recover from Hurricane Florence.”
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.