Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Wantagh is the latest business to rise to the challenge of helping to raise funds for the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund (NHRF).
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano is joining with the newly opened pizzeria in urging consumers to set aside a Monday in April for some coal oven pizza. Twenty percent of all proceeds on dine-in and carry-out orders on Mondays during the month of April will be donated to the NHRF. Anthony’s in Wantagh is part of a Florida-based pizza chain owned by Franklin Square native Anthony Bruno. There are two other locations in Nassau.
“I am so grateful to Anthony’s for their generous offer to provide a percentage of their sales to Nassau’s Hurricane Recovery Fund,” said County Executive Mangano. “Thanks to businesses throughout Nassau we have been able to provide some form of support to those who have been unable to overcome the financial hurdles associated with the storm and the recovery. The community spirit in Nassau has been amazing.”
Those choosing to dine at Anthony’s on a Monday in April should tell the server that they are dining to support the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund. The pizzeria is located at 3430 Sunrise Highway in Wantagh. Consumers can visit their website at www.anthonyscoalfiredpizza.com for information.
The NHRF was created by Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano in November 2012 to collect and organize donations and distribute them to victims of Sandy. Priority is given to those applicants who are not entitled to reimbursement from FEMA, do not have homeowners or flood insurance and are not receiving assistance from other government relief programs.
County Executive Mangano said that he is hopeful that the funds collected through the fund will provide some peace of mind to those in need. Nassau residents lost not only home and property but also income as destruction from the storm closed roads and businesses for days afterward.
The NHRF is run by an all-volunteer Committee, which is chaired by the Rev. Kevin Smith, Chaplain for Nassau County’s Volunteer Fire Department. The Committee includes Chaplains from the Nassau County Police Department including Rev. Gerard Gordon; Rev. Joseph D’Angelo; Rabbi Barry Dov Schwartz; Rabbi Abraham Lefkowitz; and Bishop Robert Harris. Contributions can be made to the NHRC, c/o Nassau County Police Department, Room 216, 1490 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, NY 11501.