Jul 28, 2014
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LAX Loves LI Fundraiser Sponsored by Oceanside Community Service & College Women's LAX Teams

Five months after Hurricane Sandy ravaged shore towns throughout New York and New Jersey, most people in the region have gone back to their regular routines. But for many people in the hardest hit communities along Long Island’s south shore, life is anything but normal.  (See You Tube footage and comments from Oceanside residents http://bit.ly/ZTQ6g4 ).  

Oceanside Community Service has already raised and distributed $100,000 to help beleaguered residents and says that more assistance is needed. 

In an effort to raise an additional $75,000 to help residents in local communities, Oceanside Community Service and Oceanside High School, in partnership with the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Teams from Columbia University, Yale University, Molloy College and Southern New Hampshire University, will host a major lacrosse-themed fundraising event at Oceanside High School on April 13 to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims in the hard-hit south shore Long Island towns of Oceanside, Island Park, Long Beach and surrounding areas.  Island Harvest will also participate in the event.

The event will feature two Women’s College Lacrosse games:  Division I Columbia V. Yale and Division II Molloy V. Southern New Hampshire.

There will also be LAX scrimmage and clinics for elementary school-aged girls, music by popular Long Island bands Mystic and Permission to Launch, a U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard, bbq, activities for children, and giveaways for people impacted by hurricane Sandy.  

“Our mission at Oceanside Community Service has always been to lend a hand to our neighbors in need. We won’t stop until everyone is back in their homes,” said Robert M. Transom, head of Oceanside Community Service and also a trustee on the Oceanside Schools Board Of Education.

According to Mr. Transom, many families are still struggling financially because insurance and FEMA funds to help them remediate their homes has not come through. There are still homeowners who have not even begun reconstruction because they simply don’t have the funds.

For more information, contact Donna Kraus @ 678-7525.

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