The New York Racetrack Chaplaincy has continued its relief work this week, bringing supplies and food to those affected by the storms. Chaplain Humberto Chavez offers this latest update, printed below.
I’ll be shopping for and bringing supplies to them tomorrow. If you’re interested in contributing, please let me know via e-mail or in the comments; I’d be happy to purchase on your behalf. If there’s something particular you’d like me to buy, let me know, and I’ll do so to the best of my ability and what the store has in stock.
From Chaplain Humberto:
I would like to thank all of you who are offering your support in the aftermath of the worst natural disaster to hit the New York/New Jersey area in our history. Tens of thousands of people have lost their homes, personal possessions, and their livelihood. Millions are without power, and many have lost their lives. And, as I write this email, we just received an additional storm with 6″ to 12″ of snow and gusty winds that have left many without power again. Your prayers and support are so needed, and appreciated.
If you are interested in sending products to us, please look at this list below. You can mail the items to:
PO Box 66
Elmont, NY 11003
Products most needed NOW are:
flashlights of all sorts
batteries all sizes
Non-perishable food items:
canned foods of all kinds
soups of all sorts
diapers of all sizes
large trash bags
tall kitchen garbage bags
NEW sleeping bags and blankets
new or like new coats in all sizes
gloves (working and winter), winter hats & scarves
PLEASE NO CLOTHING … THIS IS NOT A NEED AT THIS TIME!
ALSO PLEASE DO NOT JUST SHOW UP WITH PRODUCTS. YOU MUST CALL FIRST.
Chaplain Chavez (516) 967-6037
If you are interested in volunteering for labor work, please contact me or our friend Rick O’Neil at (516) 635-1157. He is in charge of the rebuilding. He will begin to schedule a work team to help repair and rebuild buildings soon.
Thank you from all of those who are counting on your help.