Wednesday November 28th, 2012 - 2:51PM
To bolster recovery efforts, Twin-Star International has donated a truckload of space heaters to two organizations providing help to New York and New Jersey residents whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The company donated 5,000 Duraflame space heaters on November 11 to Island Harvest, a hunger relief organization on Long Island, which is distributing them to shelters and individuals in need within the storm-damaged metropolitan and oceanfront areas.
In addition, Twin-Star donated 26,400 Duraflame space heaters to The Salvation Army to support its relief efforts in New York and New Jersey. Thousands of heaters were distributed in Rockaway, Queens, where many families with children had been without heat since the hurricane.
In each case, Twin-Star donated a variety of small, portable space heaters with capacities up to 1,500 watts.
“Thousands of New York and New Jersey residents are struggling to stay warm as a result of damage inflicted by this devastating storm,” said Robert Cohen, CEO of Twin-Star. “Flooding has impacted residents’ ability to heat their homes and, in many cases, they have been forced to remain in shelters until power is restored. We want to do everything we can to help the people and their communities get through this very difficult situation.”