The Salvation Army announced Thursday night that they would deliver food to victims of Hurricane Sandy at 14 locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. until they are no longer necessary.
The distribution centers are a joint effort between the Salvation Army and the Office of Emergency Management.
“New York City presents a particularly complex set of logistics, especially in the wake of the damage and disruption caused by Hurricane Sandy,” said John Berglund, Director of Emergency Disaster Services for The Salvation Army Greater New York Division. “It has been so gratifying to see all of these constituencies pull together as one to address this critical need.”
“With the assistance of 400 National Guard troops, sites were established in public parks and playgrounds in the hardest hit areas of the city. During the course of the day, over 600,000 bottles of water and nearly 300,000 packaged meals were distributed to approximately 100,000 local residents. In addition, meals were delivered to the apartments and homes of shut-in residents in these areas.”
- Conch Playground – 51st Street & Rockaway Beach Boulevard
- Hammel Playground – 84th Street & Rockaway Beach Boulevard
- Red Fern House Playground – Redfern Avenue & Beach 12th Street
- Hallets Cove – Vernon Blvd & 30th Road
- Coney Island
- Surf Island Playground – West 25th Street & Surf Avenue
- Red Hook
- Coffey Park – 85 Richards Street
- Chelsea Park – West 27th Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues
- Lower East Side
- Vladic Playground – East 10th Street, between C & D Avenues
- Al Smith Playground – Catherine Street, between Cherry & Monroe Streets
- Hamilton Fish – Pitt Street & East Houston Street
- Grand Street Settlement Houses – 413 Grand Street
- Confucius Plaza on Division Street
- Parking Lot – corner of Mill Road & New Dorp Lane
- Empty Lot – corner of Yetman and Ylon Boulevard
Anyone who wishes to help those affected are urged to visit
www.salvationarmyusa.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). Donors may also contribute $10 via their phone bill by text-messaging the word STORM to 80888, and confirming the donation with the word "Yes."
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