Hurricane Sandy and the devastation it has left behind once again proved that coming together as a community is one of the things we do best on the East End, ready to help those in need both near and far.
At this year’s Dan’s Papers Best of the Best Party on Thursday, November 15, we will be collecting nonperishables that we will distribute to food pantries across the East End. In addition, we welcome the donation of gift cards to supermarkets, gas stations, etc. that we will also be distributing to help our neighbors in need.
In addition, here are more great ways to help:
Hurricane relief party, Friday, November 9 – 75 Main, Southampton. All money made from the door charge will go to the Red Cross. Guests can also bring any donations that will assist victims as well. (20% of bar sales will go to the Red Cross.) Music by DJ Chile, DJ Biggie and many more – 75 Main Street, Southampton, 631-283-7575
Non- perishable food items and winter clothing will be collected at The Southampton Chamber of Commerce, 76 Main Street, Southampton – 631-283-0402
Lend a helping hand to Long Beach residents who lost their homes. Marie Eiffel store in Sag Harbor is collecting clothing and food. 78 Main Street upstairs from Illusions – 631-899-4332
The Hampton Bays Mothers’ Association has organized a gift card drive for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Drop off locations include Scotto’s, Main Street, Hampton Bays, Southampton Stationary, Hampton Road, Southampton Village, Southampton Publick House, Bowden Square, Southampton, C’s Home and Office Management, 3331 Noyack Road, Sag Harbor, Katherine and Co., Westhampton Beach, Main Street. For more information: Kerry Wilkie at 631-741-7014. Suggested gift cards: Target, Old Navy, Amex, Visa or MasterCard.
The Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead, 631-208-9200, is teaming up with Long Island Cares and will act as a donation site for ready-to-eat nonperishable foods, personal care items, clean blankets, clean coats and baby items. They will deliver donations on Friday.
Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor will serve as a drop off site for non-perishable food and bottled water. Donations can be dropped off from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. daily this week and as needed going forward. Also, buy your tickets to Bay Street’s production of The Crucible, and 10% of the public performance proceeds will go to Island Harvest. www.baystreet.org 631-725-9500
On Saturday, Nov. 10, Flying Point Surf and Skate will donate 10% of all proceeds from sales at all locations to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Muse in the Harbor, 16 Main Street Sag Harbor, will donate 10% of their Wednesday night proceeds to the Red Cross relief effort for as long as they are needed.