Media Alert-Red Cross Feeding Thousands

Thousands of volunteers providing water, hot meals and snacks in hardest hit areas

Media Relations

Phone: (212) 245-8727

NEW YORK CITY, November 2, 2012 – A massive American Red Cross feeding effort is underway on Long Island to help those impacted by Superstorm Sandy. Volunteers in more than 30 vehicles are providing water, meals and snacks in the areas hardest hit by the storm.

WHAT: The Red Cross is in communities right now offering assistance with more than 164,000 meals served so far. More than 3,300 disaster works from all over the country are on the East Coast and more help is on the way.

WHO: American Red Cross disaster workers

WHEN: Friday, November 02, 2012

WHERE: Red Cross fixed feeding sites can be found in the following Long Island locations:

Nassau:

Cedar Creek Park

3340 Merrick Road

Seaford, NY

Nickerson Beach Park 

880 Lido Blvd

Lido Beach, NY

Christopher Morley Park

500 Searingtown Rd.

Roslyn, NY

Suffolk:

HL Dennison 

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy

Hauppauge, NY 11718

Riverhead County Center 

210 Center Drive

Riverhead, NY 11901

Mastic Firehouse

1080 Mastic Rd

Mastic, NY 11950

Mobile feeding operations are underway today in the following neighborhoods:

Staten Island (SE): 

Hugenot

Tottenville

Midland

New Dorp 

Queens: 

Far Rockaway

Howard Beach

Hamilton 

Broad Channel 

Brooklyn:

Red Hook 

Coney Island

Brighton Beach

Sheepshead Bay

Bronx (NE):

City Island

  

Manhattan (SE): 

Lower East Side

Chinatown

South Street

Wall Street

Long Island, Nassau:

Seaford 

Long Beach

Long Island, Suffolk:

Amity Harbor

Oakdale

Lindenhurst

You can help people affected by disasters like Superstorm Sandy, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.