Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano is urging citizens to grab a bite to eat at Cheeburger Cheeburger in Farmingdale on Thursday, February 21st, to help raise funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Cheeburger Cheeburger, located at 228 Airport Plaza Boulevard in Farmingdale will donate 20% of each check from the day’s receipts to the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund (NHRF) to benefit victims of the storm. This benefit event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
“There are too many Nassau residents who are still suffering from the impact of Hurricane Sandy,” said County Executive Mangano. “While our partners in government develop Federal and State programs to assist residents, the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund is here to help people in partially rebuilding their lives.”
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.