Hurricane Sandy News from Local Businesses - Queens
The superstorm Sandy (dubbed by news media as "Frankenstorm") rocked all of New York City and the greater metro area. Many businesses in Queens and the surrounding boroughs have been affected.
Local businesses throughout Queens County--including Astoria, Bayside, Corona, Forest Hills, Jackson Heights, Jamaica, Howard Beach, Kew Gardens, Laurelton, Little Neck, Ridgewood, Woodside, Woodhaven, Rosedale, the Rockaways and hard-hit Breezy Point, Saint Albans, Whitestone, Rego Park, Ozone Park, Flushing Meadows, and Maspeth--are rising to the challenge of repairing our neighborhoods and helping out. Beyond donating food, water, emergency goods, clothing, and money towards relief, you can help by supporting your local businesses as they rebuild.
Scroll through to find the latest news and what businesses are doing to help.
Austin Pharmacy NY
Owner of Austin Pharmacy NY in Forest Hills, Nina Shamayeva, is asking her patients to bring in non-perishable food items to her office location in 67-01 Austin St. to help those suffering from hunger issues. Fourteen percent of households in the U.S. are experiencing hunger, according to a recent Department of Agriculture report.
In addition, an extra $10 will be donated to the local food bank with every prescription filled at Austin Pharmacy now through Dec. 25, and the pharmacy will also give away free mini first aid kits to anyone who fills their prescription.
For more information, visit austinpharmacyny.com
Soccer Friends USA, Inc
Soccer Friends USA ran a special two-day post Hurricane Sandy of outdoor soccer camp for children ages 2 years and older in Forest Hills, Queens on Nov. 1-2 while all schools, parks, and playgrounds were closed.
While our area was spared the worst of the damage, we wanted to help the parents who needed to work or had limited options to entertain their child at home by getting the kids back outside for fun and games. From the feedback we received, both parents and children were able to socialize and have fun.
Progressive Martial Arts
Progressive Martial Arts, located at 175-25 Horace Harding Expressway in Fresh Meadows, NY, will be accepting canned foods, cereals, pastas, and other non-perishable foods through Tuesday, Nov. 20 to deliver to City Harvest, which serves hungry New Yorkers across the metropolitan area.