Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano said a Hicksville restaurant that features all natural meats and a new wine bar will extend through September its efforts in sharing proceeds on Tuesdays to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
West East Bistro and Wine Bar, located at 758 South Broadway in Hicksville, which features a mix of western and eastern flavors in its lunch and dinner menus, is donating 20 percent of its proceeds from dine-in or take-out every Tuesday through September to the Nassau County Hurricane Recovery Fund.
“The generosity of West East Bistro is appreciated by all those working to make the victims of Hurricane Sandy whole again. It is another example of the outpouring of support that the communities have received from their neighbors,” said County Executive Mangano. “Through the kindness of this local business we will continue to be able to provide some measure of assistance to those still making their way back.”
In addition to the regular menu on Tuesdays, patrons can enjoy a Sushi, Sashimi and Saki night at West East Bistro featuring all natural poultry and pork that is hormone and antibiotic free and beef that is grass fed, hormone and antibiotic free. The new wine bar provides an option for monthly wine dinners.
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.