You” That never Took Place
Eve was a busy day, the food prep started at noon and ended close to 2am. Throughout the day many residents stopped by
with donations, news crews came for preparation footage after visiting the Out
of State linemen tents well as telephone interviews with other media
outlets. After touching base with my
LIPA liaison confirming we were all set and could not wait to feed the
Turkeys began cooking at 5am, volunteers started arriving, residents stopped by
to bring more desserts. Then we go THE
call from one of the news crews that were with us on Wednesday asking if we had
cancelled the event. He went over to
where he shot footage less than 24 hours earlier to interview some of the
linemen and found that the tents were removed.
He inquired further and a LIPA representative told him that we cancelled
the Thank You dinner and LIPA could not transport the crews to Levittown because there was a
conflict of parking a bus in the parking lot.
When the reporter asked where the crews were staying since the tents
were removed he was advised that they are now in area hotels but did not know
which ones. I immediately put a call
into my LIPA liaison that has gone unanswered.
More news crews showed up and they were very surprised to find no Out of
State linemen, they immediately put calls into LIPA that went unanswered. Later in the day a major network whom I did
not contact heard about our situation and called to offer their assistance in
finding out where the crews were moved to, they too had no luck.
a very positive note, one of the Harp & Hammer patrons approached me and
said he knew of a single mom from Long Beach that just moved to Levittown because her home was
destroyed by Sandy. We immediately put food in trays for him to
deliver to this new Levittown resident.
We were able to feed quite a few residents that heard our doors would be
open. I have calls into shelters to see
if we can donate our cooked donations to them.
Karen and Harp & Hammer are very grateful for your generous donations
Murphy Family of Levittown
Chris and Andy of Levittown
A & S Liquor Store
Best yet Market of Hicksville
Johns Farms Produce Department
Stop & Shop
Johns Farms Meat Deaprtment
Deanna & Mike Chirillo
Marie & Steve Motschmann
La Rosa Bros. Foods
Minute Man Press
Sweet Karma Desserts
Dr. Kim O’Connor of Healthcare Corner
Bageltown of Levittown
Our Young Friend Katie
The Keshaw Family
Verizon Fios Channel 1 News
Channel 12 News
Fox 5 News
For pictures from the event, please go to: http://www.facebook.com/chefkaren.whilt
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