THANK YOU TO OUR RECENT DONORS
The NHRF thanks Island Harvest and United Way for their generous donations
John Chmela of Legacy Nissan in Westbury
Andrew and John Conlin of North Merrick
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano established a committee to form a not-for- profit corporate entity to accept and distribute monetary donations made by the public to address the losses and damage suffered by County residents in the weeks after Hurricane Sandy swept through Long Island, leaving devastated communities behind.
Two months after Sandy struck, some Nassau residents are just beginning to rebuild. Many lost not only home and property but also income as destruction from the storm closed roads and businesses for days afterward. More than 35,725 Nassau residents were displaced and requested housing assistance from FEMA and more than 34,602 personal automobiles were damaged or destroyed in the storm. Approximately 2,200 New York residents whose homes are uninhabitable are still being housed in hotels and motels.
The goal of the Nassau County Recovery Fund is clear – to accept and donations and distribute them to Nassau’s victims of Hurricane Sandy. Priority was to be given to those applicants who are not entitled to financial reimbursement from FEMA, do not have homeowners or flood insurance and are not receiving assistance from other government relief program.