Clavin Announces Supply Drive for Hurricane Florence Victims

As victims of Hurricane Florence brace for the devastating storm that is sweeping through the Carolinas other mid-Atlantic communities, Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin announced that he and his staff at the Hempstead Town Tax Office collecting important supplies and necessities to assist them in the recovery.


“Countless Long Islanders, some of them who work in my office, have the unfortunate personal experience of recovering from Superstorm Sandy more than 6 years ago,” Clavin said. “So many people came to our township from across the country to help Sandy victims, and we want to do our part by lending helping hand to our neighbors living along the mid-Atlantic coast who are recovering from Hurricane Florence.”


Hurricane Florence pounded coastal communities of North and South Carolina, as well as neighboring Mid-Atlantic States, generating deadly storm surges of up to 13 feet and torrential rainfall. Thousands are without power and many lost their homes or suffered serious damage from the catastrophic floods and damaging winds.


“Supplies that may seem simple, everyday items are in demand for victims of Hurricane Florence,” Clavin said. “Items such as baby wipes and bottled water can make a difference for people who are trying to pick up the pieces after this catastrophic storm.”


Accepted items that can be donated are the following:

  • Bottled Water
  • Laundry Detergent/Dish Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Diapers/Baby Wipes
  • Paper Towels
  • First Aid Kits
  • Baby Formula
  • Garbage Bags
  • Towels
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Work Gloves/Safety Glasses
  • Extension Cords

A collection box will be stationed in the lobby of the Hempstead Town Tax Office (200 North Franklin Street, Hempstead). Collections will be accepted during regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. through 4:45 p.m.)


“Hempstead Town’s residents always step up to help others,” Clavin said. “If you would like to donate supplies to Florence victims, come on down to the tax office and drop it off in our collection bin.”


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