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Pearl River Helping Out After Sandy

Food Distribution at Key Bank, Charge up at Jane on Main.

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Pearl River still has no power and its parking lot was damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

That is not stopping its member's from reaching out to help the community as it recovers.

St. Stephen's will hold a food distribution from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot at Key Bank at 230 N. Middletown Road in Pearl River for anyone in need. First come, first served. 

Jane on Main in Pearl River is extending hours, staying open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.. and offering a place for people without power to go. Owner Jane Carroll said she has an expanded menu, including barbecue. They are allowing people to come by to charge their electronics, use the free wireless internet connection even if they don't make a purchase. 

Carroll said she is holding activities and showing movies for kids as the recovery continues and plans a 5K walk from the store 10 a.m. Friday. 

Among others offering aid:

  • Pearl River United Methodist Church has free cell phone charging and coffee from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday.
  • Pearl River Public Library opened until 7 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and agai today, allowing residents to stop by to charge electronic devices, access the internet and warm up. There will be children's activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Orangetown's Town Hall is open as a comfort station and a place to charge electronic devices and access the internet as it has been since Monday. Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Know of anybody else offering help to the community? Share the information on Patch.

Kathleen Kohlbrenner November 01, 2012 at 02:36 PM
I now have heat and hot water and electric.If anyone in PR needs a hot shower or food or charge for phones etc,email kathykohl09@aol.com.

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