Storm Updates & Continuing Humanitarian Efforts
by Local Merchants
Just a reminder, downtown trick-or-treating was cancelled this year. Many merchants have been giving candy out all week and are now out of candy, and done with trick or treating. Right now, our merchants are really just focused on getting their stores up and running for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Holiday season. Thank you for understanding.
Many of Chappaqua & Millwood merchants are lending a hand to help areas hit harder by the devastating storm Sandy. Many of our local merchants are rising up, dusting themselves off, and now want to assist others. Here are a few of our merchant members who are helping to coordinate relief efforts.
About 1,700 customers are still waiting for power in New Castle Friday morning, 12 days after Hurricane Sandy stormed through town. New Castle has 1,856 homes without power. 6,374 have been restored. Today there will be 14 restoration crews working in New Castle with 33 bucket trucks and 78 utility workers. Crews will be working at the following areas.
White Oak Lane
Saw Mill River Rd
Saddle Ridge Rd
Folks, I realize many are still without power. Hopefully, all 6,574 Con Edison customers in New Castle will soon have power – INCLUDING ME! But, I wanted to take a moment to say that over the past 12 days we have seen our residents rise to the occasion. Whether to check on a neighbor, welcome guests to your homes, or come to the aid of those communities hit harder, this is what strong communities do! The Chamber of Commerce did our best to keep you informed. We provided you with important contact information to help restore power, advised you when stores were re-opening, provided storm updates & helped coordinate relief efforts (listed below). If you would like to receive updates, offers and stay connected with The Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce on Facebook, please click HERE. And, lastly, please remember to………………………….
GET REEL PRODUCTIONS
Linda Kallner has spent these disaster days helping the Town of New Castle get out its updates on Con Ed’s recovery efforts. Here’s the latest-an update by Supervisor Susan Carpenter and an interview with County Legislator Mike Kaplowitz, speaking to Scott Reilly of Prescriptions for Fitness-who’s still without power.
Click here for video.
Chappaqua Wellness Center is COLLECTING AND DISTRIBUTING (to Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens) supplies that have been specifically requested. The collection will end Thurs morning. We DO NOT need any more clothes….We need BATH TOWELS!!!!!
We will be sorting between 3:30-4:30 if anyone wants to join us. We will have a box truck in the back of the parking lot of 400 king street.
NO FOOD EXCEPT WATER
Diapers / Wipes
Work gloves and Rubber Gloves
Bleach and cleaning supplies
Serving dishes and Utensils
You can check our website at Theminicook.com for updated info on current supplies needed
400 King Street
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Le Jardin Du Roi is collecting non-perishable food.
Food being collected:
Drop items off at Le Jardin between now and Thursday evening. The truck will be leaving Chappaqua on Friday morning. So food needs to be at the restaurant Thursday evening. This collection of food will be delivered to Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens.
(Although Joe didn’t want me to mention this, he is taking part in restaurant week. It started yesterday & actually lasts 2 weeks. Enjoy a 3 course lunch for $20.95, and a 3 course dinner for $29.25. And don’t forget the canned goods.)
Le Jardin du Roi
95 King Street
Chappaqua, NY 10514-3470
THE HEALTHY CHOICE COMPOUNDING PHARMACY
The Healthy Choice Compounding Pharmacy is collecting funds to buy needed products such as soap, diapers, toliet paper, depends, baby wipes, cleaning products, batteries, etc. They are buying the products at cost from their wholesaler, and matching funds at 50% up to $2,000 of donations. They have already collected over $500.00, which means with their $250 match, they were able to purchase $750.00 of needed items.
The Healthy Choice Compounding Pharmacy
6 South Greeley Ave
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Aurora is a collection point for gift cards being gathered by local mom Lori Morton for areas around Barnegat, NJ where she grew up.
At Aurora today (Election Day) customers will be given an immediate store credit for cards or cash they donate, up to $25. Cards most needed are Shoprite, Kohls, Walmart.
Contact Dawn at 914-263-5566 with questions. $725 raised on Monday!
1 King Street
Chappaqua, NY 10514
King’s Scribe is collecting money and supplies for Pets Alive Westchester which is located in Elmsford.
They’ve been bringing up animals from badly hit areas in the city from New York City Animal Care & Control . They desperately need funds and supplies to help carry the influx of new animals–a cat just gave birth to a litter of 5 + kittens, and dog is due to whelp any day! The animals in the city will be euthanized if they can’t be helped by other shelters.
Monetary donations can be made out to Pets Alive Westchester and below is a list of supplies that are always needed there:
Pureed Meats WITHOUT onions, garlic or salt
High-efficiency Laundry Detergent
Liquid Hand Soap
Garbage Bags (45 gallon black trash bags and white tall kitchen bags)
Ziploc Baggies (gallon size)
Purina Cat Chow
Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition Dry and Wet Dog Food
Glucosamine supplements (Dasuquin, Cosequin, Nupro, Glycoflex)
Small Size Dog Treats and Biscuits
Kuranda Dog Beds
Kuranda Cat Towers
The Millwood Volunteer Fire Department has teamed up with NYPD and FDNY for a drive that continues until Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m.
Items needed include:
Canned foods, pasta, clothes, toiletries, hygiene products, diapers, baby food, blankets and water
Anyone wishing to donate can do so at the Millwood Firehouse #1 at 60 Millwood Rd.
All items will be sent to Queens and Staten Island for FDNY and NYPD members that have lost everything during Hurricane Sandy. All additional items will be distributed to local organizations in need.
You may bring donations to the Millwood Firehouse Tuesday 11/06 9AM-1230PM and Wednesday 11/07, 8AM to 1PM
Inside Chappaqua Aiding Food Bank of Westchester.
It’s one thing to be without power following this storm. Quite another to combine that kind of stress with hunger. With that thought in mind… Inside Chappaqua is earmarking a minimum of $1000 from its advertising revenue in the upcoming Winter 2012/13 edition to the Food Bank of Westchester. “Every $1 donated to the Food Bank enables us to bring $4 worth of food to families to soup kitchens and food pantries in the county,” states Katy Coppinger, senior director of development for the Food Bank . Thank you in advance to all the sponsors who help make an Inside Chappaqua Magazine donation possible. Readers can help too with a voluntary or gift subscription of $24 to Inside Chappaqua Magazine, P.O. Box 643, Millwood, NY 10546. At this time, Inside Chappaqua will donate HALF of your subscription dollars from now to January 15, 2013 over any such subscription to that $1,000 amount to the Food Bank as well.
ANN L. HERRERO – EDWARD JONES FINANCIAL ADVISOR
The Horace Greeley Class of 2016 is having a fundraiser, a Pasta Dinner preceding HGHS’s performance of GYPSY, next Friday, Nov 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (performance begins at 8). They’re raising funds for future class activities and the hurricane relief effort.
Best Regards, Ann
Ann Herrero, CFP®
DESIRES BY MIKOLAY
For anyone that is affected by Hurricane Sandy, we hope you, your family, and friends are safe. We understand first-hand how difficult a time this can be. We are back up and running as of this past Monday, and would like to extend our warm conference room to any community member who would like to utilize it-whether it be for work or an after-school place to read. We are offering complimentary cappuccino, sparkling water, wine & light fare. We appreciate all the good wishes and support we received while we were closed due to the storm. Our most sincerest thanks, as it did help to get us through a trying time. For your convenience, we will be open Mondays 10-6 the month of November & December. Our dedicated customer care team is here to help you if you have any questions. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and a team member will be in touch as soon as possible. We’re deeply touched by how our community – which includes you – has come together during this extremely difficult time. Our thoughts remain with you.
Desires by Mikolay
55 King Street
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Don’t forget about our Furry Friends! Elegance II is a drop-off point for collecting donations for our local SPCA in Briarcliff Manor. The SPCA is accepting: gift cards (Target), blankets, towels, wet and dry food for both cats and dogs. They prefer Pedigree for dogs and Friskies for cats. Elegance II is open Tues-Sat 11am-5pm. Pick up a can of animal food when you stop at the Grocery Store and drop it off at Elegance II, 75 South Greeley Ave in Chappaqua-directly across from Wells Fargo. You can go to their website to donate directly to them: http://www.spca914.org/ Don’t forget, the most important thing is to adopt!!!
However, giving is the next best option!
Here is a link to the SPCA “wishlist” online: http://www.spca914.org/files/01092010wishlist.pdf
75 South Greeley Avenue
Chappaqua, NY 10514
THE CRECCO COMPANIES TEAM
The news from the East Coast has been devastating. We have heard many stories about people in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, many of them still desperate for help. Our hearts go out to those who have lost family members and friends, those still without food, gas and electricity, and those beginning the long process of rebuilding their homes and lives. Many Houzzers from all over the world have offered their sympathy, support and help. In tough times, it is good to know that you are not alone. If you were in the hurricane’s path please let us know how you’re doing.
Please go to this link for some helpful information: http://www.houzz.com/sandy
CRECCO GROUP REMODELING INC
871 Commerce Street
Thornwood, NY 10594
Temple Beth El is holding a community-wide supply collection to distribute to some of the many communities hard hit by Hurricane Sandy, and will be accepting the following donations:
baby food, boxed milk and coffee creamer; canned fruits and vegetables; raisins, prunes, dried fruit and nuts, and peanut butter; canned meat and fish; cereal, cookies, and crackers; pasta, rice, and instant potatoes; coffee, teas, and hot chocolate; soup and tomato sauce; ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise; vinegar, oil, and salad dressings
Personal Care Items
Toothbrushes, toothpaste, toiletries, diapers, wipes, baby formula, hand sanitizer, feminine hygiene, soap
Gently-Used Warm Clothing (all ages)
Winter jackets, sweatshirts, pants, hats, gloves, scarves, shoes, sneakers, socks, pajamas, new underwear
Blankets, Batteries, Flashlights, cleaning supplies
For collection hours, please bring to TBE today through Friday 9-5 and Sunday 9-12.
Volunteers are welcome on Sunday at 12:00 to assist in sorting the donations and loading the truck, which will then be ready to move items to disaster relief sites and distribution centers in the tri-state area. The Temple will make as many trips as possible, and is looking for drivers on Sunday or Monday.
Please email Diane Thaler at email@example.com if you are able to drive or if you have any questions.
And if you are still without power (like me!), please keep calling & emailing the below elected officials, keep the pressure on:
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
US Congresswoman Nita Lowey
NYS Assemblyman Robert Castelli
County Executive Robert P. Astorino
Westchester County Legislator Michael B. Kaplowitz
Supervisor Susan Carpenter
Deputy Supervisor Elise Mottel
Board member Jason Chapin
Board member Robin Stout
Board member John Buckley
Town Administrator Penny Paderewski
David R. LaBombard
New York State Department of State
Division of Consumer Protection