It's been a rough few weeks, but for some in the Massapequa area it's been catastrophic.
We know there are many Patch users in and out of the Massapequa's who'd like to help. So we're going to let you know about some places you can go to donate to Hurricane Victims. But we'd like to hear about more. If you have information about Organizations seeking donations or volunteers for Massapequans in need, put it in the comment section. We'll check it out and add it to this story.
Here's a few efforts we know about so far:
YES has teamed up with the Massapequa Federation of Teachers and Secretaries to set up Help Massapequa.org. They are asking for donations of money that will go directly to Residents of Massapequa and Massapequa Park. While YES is also taking some donations of goods, they must be new goods and those interested in making these types of donations should call YES at 516-799-3203 to make sure the items are needed. YES staff members loaded a truck for victims in the back of their building Friday.
Go Chiefs and Go Bisons! The Massapequa Berner class of 1977 have a reunion set for Nov. 17 at Runyon's in Seaford. Members of the class are using the reunion to raise funds for families in need. "We are reaching out to all MHS & BHS classes to make it a blow-out event called 'The Red Cup 'Pequa Reunion @ Runyons,'” according to Michael Watt, one of the event's organizers. In addition, they've set up a Facebook page with more information and a page to make donations online. According to Watt the funds will be given to the who will disperse the money to the family. For more information, contact Watt at 631-678-6193.