Jul 25, 2014

City Organizations Offer Chance to Recharge

There is a growing list of White Plains groups and organizations opening their doors to residents without power.

City Organizations Offer Chance to Recharge

Several White Plains businesses and organizations have opened their doors to residents who need a place to plug-in, recharge and relax.

The following organizations are open for residents as of Monday.

St. Gregory Church: Located at 1131 North Street – is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for warmth, electricity and coffee.

Contact: Councilman Dennis Krolian, 914- 263-1020, if you would like to go over to the church and he will call ahead to make sure you are welcomed.

Grace Church Community Center: Located at the corner of Main and Church Streets in downtown White Plains. The church’s client services have continued to operate, including the soup, which continues to serve a hot midday meal daily.

Contact: Paul Anderson-Winchell, 914-497-9945

MHA of Westchester: Servicing people with mental health disabilities, MHA staff ensures that theseindividuals have what they need. Contact: Amy Kohn, 914-330-6718

ArtsWestchester: ArtsWestchester will have a coffee pot going at its headquarters at 31 Mamaroneck Ave., as well as power strips for those who need them. See an exhibit while you charge.

Contact: Janet Langsam, 914-428-4220

United Way’s 2-1-1: Serving as a resource for people who are looking for information about storm recovery and lessening pressure to 9-1-1 and other government agencies. United Way is also initiating a Westchester Disaster Recovery Fund in collaboration with Westchester County. This will address longterm recovery, after immediate response efforts have been completed.

Contact: Shannon Cobb, 203-300-3300

The Volunteer Center of United Way: Assessing volunteer needs and posting opportunities for people to help on their website www.volunteer-center.org.

Contact: Alisa Kesten, 914-980-2574

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