Volunteers are gathering at the the Bandshell at Shorefront Park Sunday at 12:30 p.m. to help go door-to-door to tell residents directly about Superstorm Sandy relief programs and an upcoming community gathering for the anniversary of the storm.
The Greater Patchogue Community Organization Active in Disaster (COAD) organization will be passing out the fliers, which have information on both where residents affected by Sandy can apply for aid, and for a Tuesday community gathering at the Patchogue Village Parks and Recreation Community Center in 380 Bay Ave. from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Volunteers who would like to help spread the fliers can meet at the bandshell, which is near the intersection of Rider Avenue and Smith Street in Patchogue Village.
Marion Russo, executive director of the Patchogue Community Development Agency who is also overseeing the Patchogue COAD, told Patch Friday that the group is going door-to-door to help reach residents who may not necessarily be tied into local media, and in some cases are not able to be in their home at all.
Those who need to apply for aid can apply online to New York Rising at http://stormrecovery.ny.gov/ or in person at the New York Rising office located at 475 E. Main St. in Patchogue. Also listed on the flier is help from Project Hope and a Wednesday support group, which can be contacted at the Clubhouse of Suffolk at 631-471-7242 x1010.
Tuesday’s “Community Gathering In Recognition of the Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy” is open to the public and according to the flier is a time for reflection, renewal, coffee and conversation.