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Sandy recovery fund for some Nassau residents

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano is calling on

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano is calling on the U.S. military to take over the "managerial structure" of LIPA during the restoration. (May 3, 2012) Credit: Howard Schnapp

The Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund is accepting applications from county residents not entitled to Sandy-related financial reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, who do not have homeowners or flood insurance, and who are not receiving assistance from another government relief program, County Executive Edward Mangano announced Thursday.

He said the fund was created in late November to help some of the neediest Nassau victims of superstorm Sandy.

“It is incumbent upon our community to do all we can to aid residents in their recovery and rebuilding efforts,” he said.

Mangano said a new website — https://apps.nassaucountyny.gov/recoveryfund — has been launched to help disseminate application forms to Sandy victims and to further solicit donations from those interested in helping county residents who continue to struggle from storm damage.

Contributions can be made to: The Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund, c/o Nassau County Police Department, Room 216, 1490 Franklin Ave., Mineola, NY 11501.

Small businesses are eligible for free sales tax exemptions of up to $99,000 through Nassau County’s Local Enterprise Assistance and Development Services. The exemptions may be used on purchases of building supplies and equipment to rebuild.

Small-business owners who suffered storm damage are encouraged to call the Nassau County Economic Recovery Task Force hotline at 516-571-1745, email LEADS@NassauIDA.org or visit nassaubackinbusiness.org.

Above: Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano

 

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