Hurricane Disaster Relief Update – Wednesday, November 7, 2012
CRITICAL NEEDS YOUR CONGREGATIONS CAN NOW SUPPLY:
Center Moriches, Presbyterian Church of the Moriches
Extreme need to restock their food bank. Need everything, especially easy open, heat and eat food, rice and pasta food that even children can heat like Chef Boy Ar Dee canned, peanut butter, dried milk, paper goods, single-serve beverages, hygiene products, diapers for children and adults, and pet food.
Protocol: If you want to help, contact Jeanine Frenzel-Sulyok at church or cell, or e-mail her.
Contact: Jeanine Frenzel-Sulyok
Address of Church:263 Main Street, Center Moriches, NY11934
Oceanside, First Presbyterian Church
Serving as warming center, serving soup daily, food pantry
They also have a list of families who need help with muck out. Barbara can direct you to those folks. Be sure to wear protective gear since some homes have sewage in their flood water.
Protocol: If you want to help, call Barbara at church or cell, or email her.
Contact: Barbara Messier
Address of Church: 2701 Oceanside Road
Ocesnde NY 11572
Adult clothes and shoes including coats and sweaters. We have a lot of baby clothes but not enough toddler coats and clothes.
Coleman camping stoves and propane tanks
12 volt batters
LED lanterns with # batteries
Blankets , Pillows
Baby wipes/personal hygiene wipes
Homemade Soup to serve guests with crackers, etc.
Canned Soup for food pantry
Plates, Napkins, Cups, Bowls, Cheese ,Cold Cuts, Bread, Snacks, Cookies
Freeport, First Presbyterian Church
Serving a MRE (meals) distribution center and overnight sleeping place for survivors and others. If there is space available, work teams might be able to stay there. No showers.
Protocol: If you want to help, please call Eddie at church and leave a message: 516-379-114
178 South Ocean Avenue, Freeport 11520
Homemade soup to serve guests with crackers, etc.
Plates, Napkins, Cups, Bowls
Cheese cold cuts
Personal Hygiene Kits
Baby wipes/personal hygiene wipes
For your own Communities: Emergency Needs – Finding Assistance:
Referral agency 211 helps folks locate emergency services.
Dial 211 to connect with a care specialist or call toll free: 1-888-774-7633
The 211 call center is available 24/7
Web site with searchable database:
Re: Church work groups
Work groups from your churches may also register with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance at: email@example.com
Importance guidance for regional long term recovery:
Remind folks in your congregation and community to register with FEMA if they sustained damage to homes or businesses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will help those who sustained damage during Sandy with grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. To apply for disaster assistance, you can register on-line at FEMA’s web site (www.disasterassistance.gov) or call 1-800-621-FEMA from 7 am to 10 pm, seven days a week.
It is important to note that the cumulative regional damage registered with FEMA will also impact the amount of aid that will later come into the region for future infrastructure repair and restoration.
Presbytery Reconstruction Fund
The Presbytery is establishing a special Long Island Hurricane Sandy Reconstruction Fund to receive financial gifts that will be used in the future for local unmet needs after initial funding has been received from other agencies. Checks should be made payable to “The Presbytery of Long Island” and marked “Hurricane Reconstruction Fund” on the memo line.