The ALS Ride for Life is very special to the Northport – East Northport Community, and two of our own, Glenn Baldwin and Brian Ohst, are being honored at this year’s Honoree Recognition Benefit.
When: March 7, 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Where: Villa Lombardi’s, 877 Main Street , Holbrook
Tickets are $75 per person or $85 after February 15.
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For this year’s Northport – East Northport Superintendent’s Conference Day, as you change over your clothes from summer to fall and head into your closets, please keep PROJECT PROM in mind. Last year, members of the community started Project Prom, a program which collects gently used prom, bridesmaid and formal dresses, to support any student that might not otherwise be able to afford a prom dress. Project Prom was able to support students from the Northport, Hauppauge, and Brentwood communities with these generous donations helping to make their prom a special night to remember.
If you wish to donate, dresses can be dropped off on Superintendent’s Day at Northport High School, in Reception or at East Northport Middle School, in the counseling center.
Our country has experienced too many national disasters in a short period of time — three catastrophic hurricanes and the horrific shooting in Las Vegas — and blood supplies are precariously low. Donations maybe made at the Melville Donation, 905 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, or during local blood drives. To make an appointment and find out about community blood drives call the Donation Center at 800-933-2566, or visit online at nybloodcenter.org.
We are asking for your help as our brothers and sisters in Texas are experiencing one of the biggest natural disasters they have ever faced.
Hurricane Harvey’s slow movement and a resulting deluge have hit Houston, Galveston Island, Corpus Christi, Beaumont-Port Arthur, parts of central Texas and many areas in between. And the danger from the torrential downpour is far from over.
Donate now to the Texas Workers Relief Fund to help working families in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. If you wish to donate by check please make it out to the “Texas Workers Relief Fund (memo:Hurricane Harvey)” and mail it to the Texas AFL-CIO, P.O. Box 12727, Austin, TX 78711.
We know from experience in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy that outside support was integral to recovery from such a powerful disaster. Union members are extraordinarily generous in tough times. Events like Super-storm Sandy in the Northeast, much like Harvey in Texas demonstrate that union members are always ready to step up and help families in times of crisis.
The Texas Workers Relief Fund, a 501(c)(3) charitable fund, which is overseen by the Texas AFL-CIO, provides direct help to union families in need.
We learned what it was like to experience hundred year storms with the death and destruction left in their wake. We cannot make everyone whole; but our movement can send a message of solidarity, a message that we are with working people badly harmed by Hurricane Harvey in heart, in soul and in spirit. On this Labor Day, let us dedicate ourselves to the working families who need our help urgently.
Please donate now.
John R. Durso
President, Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
Donations for Hurricane Harvey relief by check can be made to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37839 Boone IA 50037-0839 or Salvation Army P.O. Box 1959 Atlanta Ga 30301 and NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund NYSUT Headquarters 800 Troy-Schenectady Rd Latham NY 12110.
Donations can be made on line and by phone – check the website of the above organizations for directions. Be careful – donation to known organizations only – unfortunately scams abound in situations like this.