Members of East End Cares, a grassroots organization that started in Montauk, are still working hard to meet the needs of those who were most affected by Superstorm Sandy in October.
Members of the group have recently started a water drive for residents of the Rockaways, an area particularly hard hit. "These people still do not have drinking water," Barbara Feldman said. "Time is of the essence," she added.
Feldman will take any size and any amount — though, the bigger the container and quantity the better, she said. Members are also looking for help to transport the donated water.
In a statement, Feldman said, "We have multiple locations that need water. Tap water in the shore front is not healthy to drink right now...This applies to the Rockaways, Breezy Point, and all the areas that need help that the government has been ignoring. Unfortunately, these people don’t have time to wait for the money to come; they need help now."
Feldman has asked for anyone willing to donate bottled water to contact her at 631-329-6722 or email her at DesignandStage@optimum.net.
Donars can also post on the East End Cares Facebook page.