Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today commended the owners of New York Ravioli & Pasta Company of New Hyde Park for donating a portion of all proceeds generated throughout May to the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund (NHRF). Six months after Superstorm Sandy barreled through local neighborhoods, Nassau residents are still struggling to rebuild their homes and lives.
“I am so grateful to New York Ravioli & Pasta Company for their generous offer to provide a percentage of their sales to Nassau’s Hurricane Recovery Fund,” said County Executive Mangano. “Thanks to local businesses, the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund has 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.”
Coordinating efforts with their 20th Anniversary, the owners of New York Ravioli & Pasta Company in New Hyde Park will donate 20% of their retail store sales every Monday through Thursday, throughout May, to benefit Hurricane victims. In addition to the 20% every Monday through Thursday, New York Ravioli & Pasta Company will reward the 20th store customer each Friday in May with a $25.00 gift certificate. Customers will also be offered 20 deals for 20 days through discount offers on the company’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
“Dave and I are Long Island natives and we understand the tremendous impact that Hurricane Sandy continues to still have on Long Island,” said Moncada, National Sales Manager of New York Ravioli & Pasta Company. “The people of Long Island have been very supportive of us for the past 20 years and this is a way for us to support them.”
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.
The NHRF is operated 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.
To make a donation to the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund, visit the website at www.nassaurecovery.com.
Background on New York Ravioli.
Twenty years ago, New York Ravioli & Pasta Company was born in an attic of an old Italian restaurant, where both Dave and Paul would make fresh pasta during the day and wait tables at night. Soon they were on their own, manufacturing ravioli’s for local restaurants and, eventually, customers across the United States. Today, New York Ravioli & Pasta Company offers retailers, foodservice operators and private label customers a line of 35 different specialty filled ravioli.