Due to the terrible destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, and the large number of people whose lives have been badly affected by it, including many Irish and Irish Americans, the rescheduled Limerick Society of New York ‘Social Evening’ will now be dedicated to storm victims. All proceeds raised will go to victims of the Hurricane.
Invites you to its
“HURRICANE SANDY FUNDRAISER”
Sunday, November 25th, 2012 3pm – 7pm
First Floor Private Room at
The Irish Rogue
356 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036
Enjoy a Relaxing Afternoon with Friends and Family with
Music By Christel Rice AndFriends
Included Irish Buffett Cash Bar
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The Limerick Society of NewYork Featured Prominently in theRecent and Very Well Received Exhibition by The United IrishCounties Association of NewYork
New York University Glucksman Ireland House ‘The FifthProvince: County Societies in Irish America’
See update below from the Aisling Irish Community Center. We know that many of you in your own personal and employment capacities are trying to help victims of Hurricane Sandy, but any extra help you can possibly give to organizations such as the Aisling Irish Community Center would be greatly appreciated e.g. donations such as food, clothing, cash etc. Their limited resources are no doubt stretched to capacity right now. As always we thank you for all your kind support. The Irish are the greatest in these times of need!
More than fifteen volunteers left the Aisling Center again this morning and will be going door to door again in the high rise apartment buildings on Shore Front Parkway to check on residents. Many of the residents are elderly and are unwilling to leave their homes to stay in a shelter until power and heat is restored…not a dignified way for anybody to have to live, but certainly not an elderly person. Hopefully those who need medical attention and prescriptions filled will finally get a knock on their doors today from a caring doctor.
Liffey Van Lines just pulled up again and took away all food donations. They are on their way up to Rory Dolan’s for some hot food/soup. Again, it is hard to imagine people living less than an hour away from us are going hungry.
The reaction from the volunteers coming back from Rockaway Beach each day is that they are seeing little or no Red Cross presence or FEMA out there and that the majority of help and donations are from individuals. As a small organization, we will continue to do what we can, but if Red Cross and FEMA and other big organizations continue to maintain such a discreet presence, the death toll will continue to rise. Such a shame this is happening on our own doorstep.
There will be bus and car loads of volunteers going out to Rockaway Beach and Breezy Point tomorrow and Sunday to continue the great work they have been doing all week albeit a small dent in what is an insurmountable problem for a small organization like Aisling Irish Community Center. They need more help and compassion.
Órla Kelleher, Executive Director
Aisling Irish Community Center
990 McLean Ave., Yonkers, NY 10704
NYIC ACCEPTING EMERGENCY SUPPLY DONATIONS THIS WEEKEND. See Below:
The New York Irish Center will accept donations of emergency supplies for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts at the following times this weekend (Nov 10th and 11th) at 1040 Jackson Avenue, LIC (Queens), NY 11101:
Saturday 9am – 1pm
Sunday 9am – 1pm
All available NYIC volunteers are asked to come at these times to assist in sorting and packing donations.
DONORS: It is important to closely review this prioritized list below before bringing anything to our Center:
Needed Supplies List
Work Gloves, Mops, Brooms, Shovels, Snow Shovels, Water Hoses/Pressure Hoses, Dust Masks (N95 Particulate Filtering Faceplate Respirator is best for this cleanup and is affordable),
Bleach (small bottles), Contractor Bags, Large Sponges, Cleaning Cloths, Shopping Carts and Wheelbarrows (for transporting supplies on foot in stricken areas).
HEAT AND LIGHT (no power in stricken areas!)
Batteries (C and D are most needed), Power Strips,Lamps, Flashlights.
Tooth Brushes, Tooth Paste,Tissues, Toilet Paper
Feminine Products, Wipes,
Diapers, Adult Diapers,Hand Sanitizer, Deodrant, Laundry Detergent
CLOTHES AND BEDDING
We cannot accept any general clothing, or any bedding, blankets or quilts. DO NOT BRING!! Shelters within our reach are not accepting these items.
DONORS: WHERE POSSIBLE, PLEASE PACK YOUR DONATIONS IN EASY-TO-TRANSPORT STURDYLABELED CARDBOARD BOXES.