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Superstorm Sandy Help Center Opens In Ossining

Congresswoman Nita Lowey is joined by Tom Morley, New York State Small Business Development Center, Town of Ossining Supervisor Susanne Donnelly and Ossining Mayor Bill Hanauer
Congresswoman Nita Lowey is joined by Tom Morley, New York State Small Business Development Center, Town of Ossining Supervisor Susanne Donnelly and Ossining Mayor Bill Hanauer Photo Credit: Courtesy Congresswoman Nita Lowey's office

OSSINING, N.Y. – The Sandy Help Center in Ossining is now open to help local homeowners and businesses apply for federal aid following Superstorm Sandy, Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland) announced Wednesday.

Lowey spoke with several Westchester residents about their recovery from Superstorm Sandy Wednesday afternoon at the Sandy Help Center at Ossining’s Town Hall at 16 Croton Ave. Residents can visit the Sandy Help Team from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ossining Municipal Building or at Irvington Village Hall, at 85 Main St.

“Superstorm Sandy devastated businesses and homes in Westchester County. In Sandy’s wake, federal support has been essential in helping communities get back on their feet,” Lowey said, according to a press release. “I am pleased that Westchester residents will be able to receive direct assistance in their own communities this week as they continue to rebuild and recover.”

Several Ossining officials praised the opening of the new center, including Ossining Town Supervisor Susanne Donnelly.

“While so many of our neighbors are still struggling to return to normalcy following Superstorm Sandy, any resources we can provide to make that transition easier is a positive step,” Donnelly said in the release. “We’re confident that the information and assistance available at both Sandy Help Centers will get our homeowners and small businesses on the path to being made whole and re-establishing their routines once again.”

Ossining Village Mayor William Hanauer agreed, thanking Lowey for helping open the center.

“We greatly appreciate this additional layer of federal assistance as the Village of Ossining continues to recover from Superstorm Sandy, and we thank Congresswoman Lowey for her continued advocacy for  the interests of our residents and merchants,” Hanauer said in the release. “We are happy to host the Sandy Help Team in Ossining and hope that they will provide the invaluable assistance our residents and businesses so badly need.”

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