Residents of Long Island will always remember the fall season of 2012 when our region was hit by Superstorm Sandy. And we will always remember how people from all over the country stepped up to help us. That’s why, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, we decided to return the favor to the good people of Texas.
At STAT Health, we quickly and efficiently organized a donation drive, which was promoted on our website. A list of needed supplies (ranging from baby food to blankets) was posted, and Long Islanders wishing to help were instructed to drop purchased items off at any of STAT Health’s 12 urgent care locations.
The response was so great, both from our patients and staff, a disclaimer had to be placed on the website stating that the “space limit” had been reached, suggesting that future donations be dropped off at local churches and firehouses, among other places.
No one should have to suffer the after-effects and tragedies brought on by a disaster like Hurricane Harvey. When such unfortunate events occur, the strength of those who endure the hardship, and the empathy of those who step in to help become clear and visible. We at STAT Health are proud to be a part of these caring communities and want to thank everyone involved in the relief effort. Great job!
Collections of items that were delivered to the STAT Health facility in Selden, NY in response to Hurricane Harvey.