NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Families around the Tri-State area who are dealing with the reality of life after Hurricane Sandy, are receiving aid in the form of thousands of volunteers mobilized by the American Red Cross to distribute emergency materials.

Those volunteers have taken to the streets in communities that were ravaged by Sandy and the Nor’Easter that followed to assist affected families in their time of need.

“Thousands of New Yorkers are coming together to load bags of relief supplies and then go block-to-block in some of the hardest hit communities,” said Josh Lockwood CEO of the American Red Cross Greater New York Region.

Volunteers distributed trash bags, blankets, hygiene kits, and comfort items, along with information packets  and useful recovery tips.

On Sunday food and relief items will be available at:

Seagate – 3001 W 37th St.
Brighton Beach – 3300 Coney Island Ave.
Coney Island – MCU – 1904 Surf Ave.
Red Hook – 55 Dwight Ave.

Breezy Point – Rockaway Point Blvd and 12th Avenue
Waldbaum’s – 112-15 Beach Channel Drive, btw B124 and B125, Rockaway Blvd
Far Rockaway – Wave Crest Shopping Center, Beach 20th and Plain View Road
Howard Beach – Frank Charles Park, National Park Service, 165th Ave. and 98th St.
Hamilton Beach – Our Lady of Grace Church (158-110 101 St.)

Staten Island
Miller Field, National Park Service, New Dorp Ln
Mission of the Immaculate Virgin, Building 7- 6581 Hylan Blvd

Long Island
Nassau County – Seaford – Cedar Creek Park, 3340 Merrick Rd
Nassau County – Lido Beach – Nickerson Beach Park, 880 Lido Boulevard
Suffolk County – Amityville– Bennett Pl parking lot, Merrick Rd and Bennett Pl
Suffolk County – Mastic Beach– Mastic Beach Nutrition Center, 369 Neighborhood Rd

Besides volunteering, if someone would like to help, they can make a financial donation by visiting, calling call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS (all one word) to 90999 to make a $10 donation


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