http://bit.ly/ZTQ6g4 ).Five months after Hurricane Sandy ravaged shore towns throughout New York and New Jersey, most people in the region have gone back to their regular routines. But for many people in the hardest hit communities along Long Island’s south shore, life is anything but normal. (See You Tube footage and comments from Oceanside residents
Oceanside Community Service has already raised and
distributed $100,000 to help beleaguered residents and says that more
assistance is needed.
In an effort to raise an additional $75,000 to help
residents in local communities, Oceanside Community Service and Oceanside High
School, in partnership with the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Teams from Columbia
University, Yale University, Molloy College and Southern New Hampshire University,
will host a major lacrosse-themed fundraising event at Oceanside High School on
April 13 to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims in the hard-hit south shore Long
Island towns of Oceanside, Island Park, Long Beach and surrounding areas. Island Harvest will also participate in the
The event will feature two Women’s College Lacrosse
games: Division I Columbia V. Yale and
Division II Molloy V. Southern New Hampshire.
There will also be LAX scrimmage
and clinics for elementary school-aged girls, music by popular Long Island bands
Mystic and Permission to Launch, a U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard, bbq, activities
for children, and giveaways for people impacted by hurricane Sandy.
“Our mission at Oceanside Community Service has always been
to lend a hand to our neighbors in need. We won’t stop until everyone is back
in their homes,” said Robert M. Transom, head of Oceanside Community Service
and also a trustee on the Oceanside Schools Board Of Education.
According to Mr. Transom, many families are still struggling
financially because insurance and FEMA funds to help them remediate their homes
has not come through. There are still homeowners who have not even begun
reconstruction because they simply don’t have the funds.
For more information, contact Donna Kraus @ 678-7525.