North Country Restaurants Host
“Supper On Sandy: Dinning For Disaster Relief” on Nov. 14
MORRISONVILLE, NY (Nov. 9, 2012) – North Country residents are encouraged to take the night off from cooking on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and have “Supper on Sandy.”
Ten restaurants spread across Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties in upstate New York will join forces with the North Country Chapter of the American Red Cross for SOS: Supper on Sandy: Dinning For Disaster Relief.
Participating restaurants have agreed to donate a percentage of all receipts generated to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
“It’s just amazing the way the North Country community comes together during times of crises and need,” said Lynn Gilbert, Executive Director for American Red Cross North Country Chapter. “The Red Cross is extremely grateful for this outpouring of support and generosity to sustain our disaster relief efforts.”
Additionally, diners and patrons will have an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets where two winners will each receive 25% of the revenue raised in the sale of the tickets. The winners will be selected by the American Red Cross North Country Chapter on Friday, November 16.
When “Superstorm Sandy” cut a destructive path up the East Coast, flooding streets, battering homes with dangerous winds, and causing unprecedented storm surges in major metropolitan areas, the North Country was fortunate to be spared, but millions have been affected. Many family members and friends of Clinton, Essex and Franklin Country residents have been personally touched by Sandy. American Red Cross volunteers are working around the clock providing help and hope to those devastated families.
Please support the victims of Superstorm Sandy by dining out.
The Red Cross has mobilized the full resources of the organization across the country to get help to people affected by Sandy.
* Red Cross workers are getting food and supplies to the people who need it in New Jersey and all New York boroughs. There are more than 300 Red Cross feeding trucks mobilized as well as rental cars, trucks to distribute supplies and food in neighborhoods.
* Since the relief operation began, the ARC has served more than one million meals and snacks, and provided more than 50,000 overnight stays.
* More than 5,700 Red Cross workers from all 50 states are supporting shelters, providing food and water at fixed sites, and driving through neighborhoods to distribute meals and supplies. About 90 percent of these workers are volunteers.
* Working in partnership with the Southern Baptist Convention, The Red Cross has kitchens and fixed feeding sites spread across New York and New Jersey.
* Last night, about 5,300 people affected by Sandy stayed in more than 70 shelters.