By PIX NEWSROOM
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7:42 AM CDT, November 2, 2012
NEW YORK (PIX11)
The Salvation Army announced Thursday night that they would deliver food to victims of Hurricane Sandy at 14 locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. until they are no longer necessary.
The distribution centers are a joint effort between the Salvation Army and the Office of Emergency Management.
“New York City presents a particularly complex set of logistics, especially in the wake of the damage and disruption caused by Hurricane Sandy,” said John Berglund, Director of Emergency Disaster Services for The Salvation Army Greater New York Division. “It has been so gratifying to see all of these constituencies pull together as one to address this critical need.”
“With the assistance of 400 National Guard troops, sites were established in public parks and playgrounds in the hardest hit areas of the city. During the course of the day, over 600,000 bottles of water and nearly 300,000 packaged meals were distributed to approximately 100,000 local residents. In addition, meals were delivered to the apartments and homes of shut-in residents in these areas.”