Friday, November 9, 2012

Moving Forward After Hurricane Sandy


Dear Friends and Family,

The Girl Scouts of Nassau County office reopened on Monday November 5. Our electricity and internet service has been restored. We didn’t suffer any damage to our building. However, Camp Blue Bay didn’t fare so well. Several trees were destroyed; there was severe damage to the platform tents and polls and they are still without electricity. 

Like true New Yorkers, many have reached out to us asking how they can help Girl Scouts in Nassau County. We are still assessing the needs of girls and their families. We know that several communities are still without electricity and many families have significant damage to their homes. The loss of homes along coastal communities has been devastating. We know that Girl Scout families have been deeply impacted. And it will take many months before they can return home or find permanent housing.  

As families try to move forward, we want them to know that we are here to support them. Normalcy for those who are homeless is far off, but we want them to know that Girl Scouts is still available for them.  We have created the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Hurricane Relief Fund that will help get Troops up and running; replace uniform components, Journey books and Girls Guide to Girl Scouting books; to provide scholarships for program and camp participation; and restore damage to Camp Blue Bay. You can assist our efforts by clicking here and making a donation to the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Hurricane Relief Fund.

Over the next few weeks will continue to assess the needs in our Council. Updates will be available on our web-site. You can also contact Luci Duckson-Bramble, Chief Fund Development Officer for additional information, at 516-741-2550 ext 208 or lduckson@gsnc.org or Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, at 516-741-2550 ext 200 or ceravolo@gsnc.org.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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