Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the County, FEMA, Island Harvest and the Red Cross began distributing food and drinks to thousands of residents impacted by the damage related to Hurricane Sandy.
“Hurricane Sandy has deprived many of us of the most essential things in life—food, water and shelter," Mangano said. "We are cooperating with multiple federal, state and local agencies and not-for-profits to deliver these essentials to our neighbors.”
Island Harvest will distribute up to 20,000 sandwiches and drinks today to residents on the streets of the following neighborhoods today through a Mobile Distribution Center:
· Island Park
Island Harvest will also be going around communities in trucks and announcing to the public via bull horns. The food will be distributed directly to residents, firefighters and EMTs. The distribution will take place at the following fire departments in this order: Point-Lookout Lido Fire Department, Long Beach Fire Department, Island Park FD, East Rockaway FD, Freeport FD, Atlantic Beach FD, Oceanside FD, Massapequa FD, Bellmore FD, Seaford FD, Wantagh FD, Hewlett FD, Lawrence-Cedarhurst FD, Inwood FD, Woodmere FD, Baldwin FD, Merrick FD.
The Red Cross has opened a number of Mobile Meals distribution centers Nassau County Locations are open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Meals, water and comfort kits will be distributed at the following locations.
Cedar Creek Park in Seaford - Merrick Road east of Wantagh Avenue
Nickerson Beach Park in Lido Beach - 880 Lido Boulevard
FEMA’s Points of Distribution (PODs) are located throughout the north and south shores of Nassau County. Locations include:
East Side, intersection of Neptune and Hudson
West Side, Maryland and Beech St.
Lincoln Ornes Middle School, 150 Trafalger Blvd.
Hegarty School, 100 Radcliffe Road
Oceanside: Oceanside Park, 3800 Mahlon Brower Dr.
Massapequa Park: Marjorie R. Post Community Park, 451 Unqua Rd.
Bellmore: Newbridge Road Park, 2600 S. Newbridge Rd.
East Rockaway: Village Hall, 376 Atlantic Ave.