LANHAM, Md, Nov. 8, 2012—Hurricane Sandy caused thousands of local residents in New York and New Jersey to suffer wind and water damage, in addition to losing power. While volunteers and power companies have worked tirelessly to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy, a nor’easter’s wind, rain and snow have complicated efforts. Today, Nov. 8, 2012, many New York residents are without power, food and water.
Taking action to support their local community, members of New York AMVETS Post 18 of Islip, N.Y., have transformed their post into a donation center where local residents can gather food, blankets, jackets, and other essentials. This effort is intended to help local veterans, their families, and other members of the community. Currently, over 420,000 Long Island residents remain without power.
New York AMVETS Post 18, the AMVETS New York Service Foundation and AMVETS National Headquarters is requesting that donations be made to assist in the efforts to provide aid to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
To join AMVETS in helping to ensure that these individuals are provided with the necessary resources to survive the harsh weather, donate at: https://www.transactionserver1.com/Default.aspx?tsid=764.
All donations will be directly sent to AMVETS Post 18 and used to procure donations for the local community. In addition to monetary assistance, AMVETS Post 18 is also accepting blankets and jackets.
These items can be mailed to: N.Y. AMVETS Post 18, 141 Carleton Avenue, East Islip, NY 11730.
A leader since 1944 in preserving the freedoms secured by America’s armed forces, AMVETS provides support for veterans and the active military in procuring their earned entitlements, as well as community service and legislative reform that enhances the quality of life for this nation’s citizens and veterans alike. AMVETS is one of the largest congressionally-chartered veterans’ service organizations in the United States, and includes members from each branch of the military, including the National Guard and Reserves. To learn more visit www.amvets.org.