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Update: Port Washington Recovery Center

Need for blankets; Free WiFi and activities at Landmark on Sunday.

Port Washington Atlantic Hook & Ladder is in need of blankets that firefighters are bringing to South Shore communities Sunday for people who need them to stay warm. The Port Washington Hurricane Recovery Community Center at Landmark on Main Street gave them the few Red Cross blankets that it had, but is now asking if anyone who has access to blankets can please bring them to the Landmark before 9:30 p.m. Saturday, preferably, or Sunday after 8 a.m.

The center is also accepting the following items for residents still without power: coats, gloves, hats, scarves, and blankets.

Additionally, we could use contributions of paper goods (plates, plastic utensils, and especially paper/plastic bowls) for the many meals we are serving here.

By 6 p.m., nearly 600 people had already stopped by the center for warmth, comfort, food and WiFi. Earlier in the day, Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel stopped by the center dressed as Big Bird, and read stories for neighborhood children.

Activities for Sunday:

  • 12-3 p.m. Acupuncture for stress relief
  • 1 p.m. Football on the big screen, with Giants game airing later in the day.
  • 1 p.m. Bingo for senior citizens. 
  • 3 p.m. Science Fun for children 3-8
  • 3 p.m. Family-friendly belly dancing
  • 5 p.m. Children's movie
  • 7 p.m. Family/Teen movie

Food donations have been provided by Harbor Deli, Ayhan's Shish Kebab, Port Thai restaurant, Franks Pizza, Let There Be Bagels, Port Washington Yacht ClubBayview Deli, Sullivan's Quays, Rosa's Pizza, White Coffee (owned byJon and Alison White of Port Washington), Nancy SinowayNorth Shore FarmsUncle Giuseppe's, Delicacies of Roslyn, and Louies.

Linda November 04, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Thanks for having this center up and running! Giants Game time is at 4:25, however, not at 1:00 as listed.
Nelson Rivera Jr November 04, 2012 at 02:34 PM
The Allstate office of Nelson Rivera Jr. Agency will be taking in donations for items as well all week. They will be there today from 11am - 2pm and this week from 8:30am - 6pm. Allstate will also be doing dollar for dollar matching up to $100,000 to the Red Cross where 91% of the donations are going directly to the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. If you are interested in making a donation please call Nelson at 516-883-6100.
Karenco1 November 04, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Thank you for keeping us informed and thanks to the center and all those contributing in time, energy, care, goods and services! Heart warming counts for a lot especially when bodily warmth is harder to come by.
M November 04, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Thanks to director Rob Seiden, his wife Gail and all the other volunteers. These people have been working tirelessly each day and night helping people in and out of the community. Thanks Rob, you and Gail make Port Washington the wonderful town that it is.

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