Still Hurting from Hurricane Irene? Help is on the Way Across Long Island

Still Hurting from Hurricane Irene?
Help is on the Way

Volunteers Coming to Long Island to Address Ongoing   
Needs Stemming from Storm’s Aftermath

Hempstead, NY – September 21, 2012 – Catholic Charities, Long Island Volunteer Center and Health & Welfare Council of Long Island announced today that volunteers from the Christian Reformed Worldwide Relief Committee (CRWRC) will be available to assist Long Islanders still struggling to recover from Hurricane Irene.

Walk-in centers will be set up from October 1 through October 11 throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. CRWRC’s Disaster Response Services trained volunteers, known as the ‘Green Shirts’ for their attire, will be canvassing neighborhoods and collecting information to create a comprehensive needs assessment, which will assist local volunteer organizations as they work to address unmet hurricane-related needs, such as housing, debris clean up, and transportation, etc.  Local residents who had previously applied to FEMA or were not eligible for FEMA assistance are still able to participate in local resource assistance through this program.

Below are the locations for the CRWRC Walk-in Centers:


St. Mary of the Isle
315 East Walnut Street
Long Beach, New York 11561

Thursday, October 4th & October 11th
Noon – 4:00 pm (Day)
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Eve)
*Translator available


St. Joseph the Worker
510 Narragansett Avenue
East Patchogue, New York

Wednesday, October 10
10 am – 2 pm (Day)
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Eve)
*Translator available


Church of St. Joseph
40 Grove Place
Babylon, New York 11702

Wednesday, October 3
Noon – 4:00 pm (Day)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Eve)
*Translator available


First Presbyterian Church
178 South Ocean Avenue
Freeport, New York  11520

Tuesday, October 2 & October 9

Noon – 4:00 pm (Day)
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Eve)
*Translator available


Massapequa Public Library
40 Harbor Lane
Massapequa, New York  11758

Saturday, October 6
9:00 am – Noon
*Translator available


Huntington Library
338 Main Stree
Huntington, New York  11743

Friday, October 5
10:00 am – 1:00 pm (Day)
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Eve)
*Translator available


St. Martin of Tours
37 Union Avenue
Amityville, New York  11701

Monday,   October  1
Noon – 4:00 pm (Day)
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Eve)
*Translator available


For press inquiries, please contact: 

Erin Burke



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