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New Hyde Park pasta company raises funds for Sandy relief

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, still pushing for aid to some of the hardest hit by superstorm Sandy, got his first retail establishment fundraiser Tuesday: The New York Ravioli & Pasta Company in New Hyde Park.

The company, which makes 35 different kinds of stuffed pasta, is celebrating its 20th anniversary by kicking in 20 percent of their retail store sales, Monday through Thursday, during the month of May to benefit the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund.

“I’d like to thank the New York Ravioli owners Dave Creo and Paul Moncada for their generosity,” said Mangano. “It’s small businesses like New Yori Ravioli that are helping us help their neighbors recover from the devastation of superstorm Sandy,”

So far, fund officials said they have raised about $55,000 and given $1,000 each to 25 recipients. But more than 1,100 have already applied.

For the most part, recipients have been those who received no help from government agencies or insurance companies.

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