In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Rockville Centre community has come together to help those who weren't so lucky during the storm.
Multiple religious organizations and community resources are attempting to help local residents in any way possible, from providing a place to charge electronics to tree removal.
According to the Herald:
Temple B’Nai Sholo-Beth David will be taking in the nursery school of the Long Beach Jewish Community Center, said Rabbi Howard Diamond, and has been inviting residents who are still without power to get warm and charge electronic devices at the temple.
The Vineyard Church has also partnered with Samaritan's Purse to organize work crews to do "mud outs," "clean outs," tree removal, all week. Anyone interested in participating is asked to call call 516-568-3980.
Vern Jinks, Director of the Rockville Centre/Lakeview Economic Opportunities Council (EOC) said that the not-for-profit organization has been opening up its food pantries to families in need, and has been providing clothing when available. Jinks noted that he is also attempting to put together a “feeding” on Nov. 21 in Long Beach for families that have been hit hard by the hurricane.
Meanwhile, the Rockville Centre School District has opened its doors to students from other communities who have been displaced as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
Displaced children temporarily living within the Rockville Centre School District are eligible to register for Rockville Centre Public Schools. Those interested should contact District Registrar Eleanor Condenzio at South Side High School Room 102.