FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2021
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Town Announces Donation Drive for Haiti Earthquake Victims
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Council Member Viviana Russell, and the Town Board, in partnership with Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages and Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages, have announced a donation drive for the victims of Saturday’s 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti.
“The Town of North Hempstead sends its deepest condolences to the residents of Saint-Louis du Sud, Haiti, along with their family and friends, in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake that occurred on Saturday,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “We are organizing this donation drive and relief effort in the hopes of providing much needed help and comfort to those impacted by this tragic event.”
Only the requested donations will be accepted. Accepted items include water containers, OTC drugs, casting, bandages, wound care kits, first aid kits, baby supplies, medical supplies, personal hygiene products, feminine hygiene products, and rehabilitation equipment (e.g., crutches).
Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
• North Hempstead Town Hall, located at 220 Plandome Road in Manhasset (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
• North Hempstead Town Clerk’s Office, location at 200 Plandome Road in Manhasset (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
• Michael J. Tully Park, at 1801 Evergreen Avenue in New Hyde Park (7 Days a Week, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
• “Yes We Can” Community Center, at 141 Garden Street, Westbury (7 Days a Week, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Monetary donations will be accepted via the Haitian American Nurses Association of Greater NY: www.hanainc.org
The Town will be accepting donations through August 27 before providing all contributions to the victims in Haiti. For more information, call Assemblywoman Solages’ office at 516-599-2972