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Supplies for Barnum Island Sandy victims

Superstorm Sandy damaged houses across the Long Island

Superstorm Sandy damaged houses across the Long Island Rail Road tracks from Island Park on Barnum Island at 50 Empire Blvd. (Nov. 1, 2012) Credit: Howard Schnapp

Hempstead Town will partner with LI Cares and the Salvation Army on Thursday to give supplies to superstorm Sandy victims in Barnum Island.

The event, which is for residents who lost belongings in the storm, will take place at Shell Creek Park in Barnum Island from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., town officials said. The park is located near the intersection of Traymore Boulevard and Vanderbilt Avenue.

“We have so many residents in the Barnum Island, Harbor Isle and Island Park area who have experienced devastating losses as a result of Sandy,” Town Supervisor Kate Murray said in a statement.

The town and charities plan to distribute items such as housewares, cleaning supplies, baby bathtubs, dishes and blankets.

“We will have many supplies, some of which have been available at previous distribution events,” Murray’s statement said.

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