To further the efforts of Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin and the Town Board to assist small business owners and community organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, Clavin is announcing another round of free PPE Kit Giveaway events for small businesses, non-profit organizations, houses of worship and volunteer fire and EMS departments. Utilizing funds from the federal CARES act, the Town of Hempstead provided thousands of PPE kits to small businesses and community organizations throughout the pandemic. Clavin’s announcement was made along with Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Councilman Bruce Blakeman, Councilman Anthony D’Esposito, Councilman Dennis Dunne, Sr., Councilman Tom Muscarella, Councilman Chris Carini, Town Clerk Kate Murray and Receiver Jeanine Driscoll.
In addition, to help restaurant owners operate during the pandemic, Clavin and the Council Members crafted the area’s first outdoor dining permit program. The popular initiative waived permit fees and streamlined the process for restaurant owners seeking to establish outdoor dining to expand their options during the pandemic. That program has been extended through the fall of 2022 and more information can be attained by visiting https://hempsteadny.viewpointcloud.com.
“Small businesses and community organizations have been on the front lines throughout the pandemic,” Clavin said. “We thank them for their efforts and want to do our part to support them as they work hard to serve fellow neighbors safely and conveniently.”
The Small Business PPE Giveaway events will be held on September 22nd from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., September 25th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and September 26th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2550 Clubhouse Road in Merrick (until supplies run out). While supplies last, available items include full PPE kits, masks, hand sanitizer and wipes. Visit HempsteadNY.gov or follow the Town of Hempstead’s Facebook page for updates.