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PIX11 Cares: WPIX Visits Long Island to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

PIX11 NEWSROOM

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10:28 AM EST, November 20, 2012

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (WPIX)

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The PIX11 Morning News continues PIX11 Cares, a campaign aimed at helping those in communities hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, with a visit to Long Island. Sukanya Krishnan anchored portions of the Morning News from Long Beach, Dan Mannarino reported from Lindenhurst and Lisa Mateo reported from Seaford from 6-9am.

Sukanya was joined by:

- Jack Schnirman, Long Beach City Manager

- Tom Kraeutler, host of the syndicated radio program "The Money Pit Home Improvement Show" (will offer advice to homeowners who are repairing their storm damaged homes)

- Chris Musto, founder of the Long Reach Foundation

- Michael Barry, Insurance Information Institute

- Sean Sullivan, Swingbellys Beachside BBQ (Swingbellys Beachside BBQ is hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner in Long Beach with the help of many generous donors)

- Karen Sauter, principal of Lindell Elementary School

- David Weiss, Long Beach Superintendent

Dan Mannarino was in Lindenhurst with Michael Dowling the CEO of North Shore LIJ Health System and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.

In Lindenhurst, London Fog generously donated coats, suitcases and duffel bags to families affected by Sandy.

Lisa Mateo was reporting from Seaford where she spoke with a representative from FEMA at its Disaster Recovery Center at Cedar Creek Park.

In recent weeks, PIX11 Cares has broadcast live from Queens, NY (Broad Channel, Breezy Point and the Rockaways) Staten Island, NY (New Dorp Beach) and New Jersey (Union Beach, Sea Bright and Norwood) to help bring attention to areas severely affected by Hurricane Sandy.

PIX11 has also partnered with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which kicked off the Tunnel to Towers: Hurricane Relief Fund campaign on Friday with the assistance of New York sports icons Carl Banks, Robinson Cano, and John Franco to provide relief to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. One hundred percent of the gross funds benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

PIX11 viewers wishing to contribute to the Tunnel to Towers: Hurricane Relief Fund can do so to via: tunneltotowersfoundation.org

Here are other ways to help:

- Give directly to The Red Cross.

- Visit PIX 11's resources page for many ideas on how to help. 

- Sandy Help LB Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SandyHelpLb?fref=ts

- Long Reach Foundation Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/LongBeachNyHurricaneInformation#!/LongBeachNyHurricaneInformation

- Swingbellys Thanksgiving Dinner Page: http://www.crowdrise.com/swingbellysturkeydonation