Red Cross Continues Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts in Greater New York

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“Many of our volunteers & employees have been working around the clock to ensure that people in our region are safe and cared for during the storm,” said Josh Lockwood, NY Red Cross CEO.

As Sandy continues to move toward the Northeast, with hurricane-force winds extending more than 100 miles per hour from the center, the American Red Cross continues to mobilize resources and workers across the Greater New York Region to help those in our area who are being affected by this massive storm.

“Many of our volunteers and employees have been working around the clock to ensure that people in our region are safe and cared for during the storm,” said Josh Lockwood, Greater New York Red Cross Regional CEO. “We will continue to be there for those affected by this hurricane in the days and weeks after the storm has passed.”

The American Red Cross has opened the following shelters in Greater New York, as of 11 am, Oct. 29:

Nassau County

•Levittown Memorial Education – 150 Abbey Lane in Levittown

•Locust Valley Central School District; Bayville Primary – 99 Horse Hollow Road in Locust Valley

•Manhasset High School – 200 Memorial Place, Manhasset

•Nassau Community College – P Building – located at 1 Education Drive in Garden City East

•SUNY Old Westbury – 223 Shore Hill Road in Old Westbury

•West Hempstead High School — 400 Nassau Road, West Hempstead

Suffolk County

•Brentwood High School Sonderling Bldg. – 52 Third Avenue Brentwood

•East Hampton High School ­– 2 Long Lane, East Hampton

•Eastport South Manor Jr. and Senior High School – 543 Moriches Island Road, Manorville

•Hampton Bay School – 88 East Argonne Road, Hampton Bays•Riverhead High School – 700 Harrison Avenue

•Robert Frost Middle School – 400 Half Hollow Road, Deer Park

•Sachem East High School – 77 Granny Road, Farmingville

•Walt Whitman Hutchinson – 301 West Hills Road, Huntington

Lower Hudson Valley

•Grace Community Church – 2839 Route 94, Washingtonville

•East Hampton High School – 2 Long Lane East

•Newburg Armory Unity Center – 321 S. William Street, Newburg

•Port Jervis High School — 10 Route 209, Port Jervis

•Rockland Community College – 145 College Road, Suffern

•Sullivan Community College —112 College Road, Loch Sheldrake

•Washingtonville High School – 54 West Main Street, Washingtonville

•William Koehler Memorial Senior Center — 180 Route 6, Mahopac

Greenwich, Conn.

•Eastern Middle School – 51 Hendrie Avenue – Greenwich, Conn.

New York City

•Shelters in New York City are operated by the City. For more information, please call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov/oem

Stay in touch with loved ones

Consider registering yourself at the Red Cross Safe and Well website. This is a central location for people in disaster areas in the U.S. to register their current status, and for their loved ones to access that information. It helps provide displaced families with relief and comfort during a stressful time. Safe and Well is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is accessible in both English and Spanish.

Download the free Red Cross Hurricane and First Aid apps

Have safety and first aid information at your fingertips. The hurricane app features weather alerts, information on open Red Cross shelters, a toolkit with a flashlight, strobe light and alarm and a one-touch “I’m Safe” button that lets someone use social media outlets to let family and friends know they are okay. It’s also available in Spanish just by changing the smart phone setting to Spanish before downloading the app. The apps can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross.

Know what to do before, during, and after the storm

Get for information about hurricane preparation, as well as what to do during and after the storm here.

The Red Cross expects this to be a large, costly relief response across several states, one that continues for several days, and we need your help now. To donate, visit www.redcross.org/donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Your gift enables the Red Cross to get prepared and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

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