Hurricane Sandy News from Local Businesses - Long Island
The superstorm Sandy (dubbed by news media as "Frankenstorm") rocked all of Long Island and much of the surrounding area. Many of the businesses in Suffolk and Nassau Counties and beyond have been affected.
Local businesses throughout the Island--including Bay Shore, Riverhead, Sayville, the Hamptons, Rocky Point, Port Jefferson, Smithtown, Center Moriches, Centerport, Cold Spring Harbor, and Central Islip in Suffolk; and Amityville, Baldwin, Great Neck, Hicksville, Wantagh, Woodbury, Glen Cove, Farmingdale, Hewlett, and Hempstead in Nassau--are rising to the challenge of repairing our communities and helping out. Beyond donating food, water, emergency goods, clothing, and money towards relief, you can help by supporting your local businesses as they rebuild.
Scroll through to find the latest news and what businesses are doing to help.
Fun Station USA
Fun Station USA will host a Fundraiser Lunch With Santa on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 11:30am to 12:30pm.
There will be games and raffles. Anyone who donates an unwrapped toy (value $10 or more) will receive a free $15 game card. All proceeds go to local Sandy relief funds.
Tickets are $4 in advance; $5 at the door and include pizza, soft drinks, and dessert.
Pump It Up Long Island
Pump It Up of Bohemia is hosting a Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser on Saturday, Not. 24 from 2:30-4:30pm to help raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims.
All proceeds will go to local charities to help our neighbors affected by the storm. We will also be accepting any canned goods, toiletries, blankets, and clothes.
Come and have a bouncing good time for a great cause!
Dix Hills Family Dentistry
Dix Hills Family Dentistry is open for business! To accommodate everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy, we now have extended hours. Come in, charge your electronics, have a cup of hot coffee, and let us take care of any dental issues you may have. Visit us online at DixHillsDentist.com or call us at 631-673-8040!
Post-Hurricane Sandy Head Lice News
The entire East Coast was hit hard last week by a Category I hurricane. Many, many people lost their homes, businesses, and loved ones. We are sending our love and care out to the universe and especially to everyone impacted by the storm and to the people from all over the country who volunteered their time and resources to help with recovery efforts.
Licenders is open and busy with removing head lice. Due to the relocation of many NYC residents, head lice had the opportunity to spread more easily. Don’t allow the lice to multiply and get out of control. If you suspect that you may have an infestation, call Licenders right now: 212-759-5200.
Active Kidz is North Shore's Ultimate Family Entertainment Center. With 20,000 square-feet of attractions, including Laser tag, cock climbing, inflatables, Cannonball Blast, Lazer Frenzy, an indoor maze, arcades, and more, there are activities for all ages.
Call for open play hours and celebrate your child's special day with an amazing birthday party! Come in and warm up. We will get through this difficult time together.
M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym and Early Childcare Education Center
M.A.T.S.S. Syosset Early Childcare Education Center is open and operating after the storm. Our school, daycare, after-school gymnastics, sports, dance, and enrichment programs are in session.
Need to book a Birthday party or register for our upcoming Holiday Vacation Mini-Camp? Call 516-496-7765.
Pump It Up of Great Neck
Pump It Up of Great Neck is back open for business as usual. Thank you to all of our customers for being so supportive, and please know that our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected by the hurricane.
Pump It Up of Great Neck will serve as a Drop Site for Toys for Tots. You can drop off a new toy to help a child less fortunate during this holiday season. Receive $1 off admission to our Jolly Jump Event during the month of December for your donation.
Pump It Up
Jump to help raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims at Pump It Up Plainview on Saturday, Nov. 24th from 5pm-7pm.
100-percent of all proceeds will go to local charities to help our neighbors who were affected by the storm. We will also be accepting any canned goods, toiletries, blankets, and clothes.
Come have a bouncing good time for a great cause!
Price: $15 per child. Ages 2-9
Children's Concert for Hurricane Relief
A "Victims of Sandy Fundraiser" will be held Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Congregational Church at 30 Washington Drive in Centerport.
Children’s artists Patricia Shih, Tom Chapin, and Bash the Trash will present their music to children from 5-6pm and at 8pm. There will also be a concert for adults starring Chapin and Toby Walker.
Suggested donation is $25, more if possible, less if necessary, plus one of the following items to donate: diapers, baby formula, water, nonperishable food, personal care items, cleaning supplies; bottled drinks, new blankets, socks, gloves, hats and scarves.
Funds will go to The American Red Cross; items collected will be donated to LI Cares. Advanced tickets strongly recommended.
To reserve tickets in advance, email email@example.com and send a check payable to The American Red Cross. Put in memo line "Hurricane Sandy Relief" and mail to Patricia Shih, PO Box 1554, Huntington, NY 11743.
Tickets can also be purchased at the door. No one will be turned away, but please offer what you can.
ChiroMom is open for business for massage therapy and chiropractic care.
ChiroMom will host Massage-A-THON throughout the end of the year and will donate a portion of proceeds to The Hurricane Sandy Long Island Disaster Relief. During the Massage-A-THON, massages will be $1 a minute for any length of time.
The Hurricane Sandy Long Island Disaster Relief is a campaign of Newsday Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund that will support nonprofit agencies providing disaster assistance and recovery efforts to those hardest hit on Long Island by Hurricane Sandy. The McCormick Foundation will match the first $500,000 raised at 50 cents on the dollar. All administrative costs will be paid, allowing 100 percent of all funds raised, plus the match, to be granted directly to nonprofit organizations helping those most affected by the storm.