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Red Cross Sets Up Feeding Site in Seaford

Around 3,300 sandwiches to be made available at Cedar Creek Park Friday as part of Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.

The American Red Cross has opened a feeding site in Seaford in response to the area being especially hard-hit by Superstorm Sandy.

One of six feeding sites set by the Red Cross on Long Island is at Cedar Creek Park off Merrick Road in Seaford. Red Cross workers will be at Cedar Creek Park Friday distributing water, snacks and personal hygiene comfort kits. A total of 3,300 meals (sandwiches) will be available with the site being in operation from 11 a,m. to 1 p.m. for lunch and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for dinner.

The Cedar Creek Park feeding site is expected to be in operation through at least the weekend, Red Cross officials said in a statement. The agency also established relief centers at Nickerson Beach Park in Lido Beach, Christopher Marley Park in Roslyn, H.L. Dennison in Hauppague, the Mastic Fire House and Riverhead City Center.

Theo November 02, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Does anyone know if they need volunteers?
Jen Hillman November 02, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Does anyone know if we could just drop off food/supplies to the park?
Lorraine DeVita November 02, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Do they need volunteers, clothing, blankets, food etc? what can we do?
Maddie's momma November 02, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Check out their website. The Nassau HQ is in Mineola. www.nyredcross.org click the link for LI chapter
Ann McDonald November 02, 2012 at 03:33 PM
I just went up to volunteer they wil not turn u away....there is a big desire for hot coffe or tea if anyone has access to large quantities...it looked like they were accepting supplies as well...I will be heading back arnd 4 to help deliver hot meals to some stranded neighbors by Treasure Island
Lorraine DeVita November 02, 2012 at 06:23 PM
@Ann. as per your suggestion I dropped off 8 "Joes in a box" of coffee and hot chocolate as well as cups and milk for the coffee. - I didnt see HOT food anywhere, and they insisted they didint need any help they looked pretty well organized and staffed unfortunately did'nt see to many residents taking advantage of it. that was around 11-12 today. I asked if they needed any food or anyhting else and they said no. so I will go back tomorrow to see if they need anything.
Ann McDonald November 02, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Thank you Lorraine! I have been trying to spread the word to my neighbors here in Seaford Harbor unfortunately people need to conserve gas...I did ask if yhey cud drive arnd...hopefully they will...Im goin to try to offer my assistance in giving out hot meals later...I am sure they appreciated the hot drinks!!!!
Lorraine DeVita November 02, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Ann the least i could and i would love to be able to do more - MY concern is the POTENTIAL of a NOr easter coming possibly next week and the current dropping of temps. .Hopefullya nor easter is NOT going to happen but we as a community need to be prepared and help those people south of MERRICK RD. who need our help.I would love to see the American Legion, the Kof C, the library, the HIGH SCHOOL, and any other oganization that has a building with electric and HEAT to allow our neighbors atleast a warm place to congergate for a few hours. I am sure they already are but it just needs to advertised and the word spread and possibly some rides to these places for some of our Senior community members. http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/02/14880382-near-freezing-temps-add-to-sandy-misery-potential-noreaster-looms?lite
NYC Teach November 02, 2012 at 11:07 PM
I'd like to start collecting clothing, blankets and other necessities for the Seaford Community. I will drop everything off at the Red Cross set up at the park so we are all not using our gas. Does this sound like a good idea. maybe the Seaford FireDepartment could let us use their space to organize? Anyone know any firmen that could help us out? Let me know ASAP. Between Facebook and The Patch we could get some thing up and running by tomorrow afternoon!
Seaford99 November 03, 2012 at 01:41 AM
I already made some care packages which include personal hygiene, baby food, cereal, clothes, etc and I would love to drop them off sometime tomorrow. I tried contacting seaford fire dept headquarters via voice mails and emails and no one has gotten back to me. Does anyone know if there is a drop off anywhere??
Jen Hillman November 03, 2012 at 11:51 AM
If anyone is interested. In donating to Long Beach, please see below: 5590 Merrick Road Massapequa will be accepting clothing donations (blankets, socks, sweatshirts etc...) non perishable goods, toiletries, baby items ( diapers etc..). All donations will be sent to Long Beach residents. Drop off time is from 11-3pm Saturday nov 3

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