In the aftermath of Sandy, Ryan spent most of the latter end of last week visiting Irish centers throughout New York City.
“People in the community really wanted to help out and assist,” he said.
“They didn’t want to necessarily jump into a car and drive out to the worst affected areas, but they wanted to do something practical to help.
In Queens, the Bronx and Yonkers, Ryan described the efforts of the Irish community as impressive.
“A guy came into the Aisling Irish Center when I was up there and said, ‘I don’t have time to go to Costco and buy supplies, but here is a check’.”
"I was pretty awestruck," Ryan said. "Everyone is doing what they can."
The Aisling Irish Community Center on 990 McLean Avenue Yonkers, NY 10704
(914) 237-5121 are accepting the following donations. Cleaning supplies, baby food/formula/diapers; baby clothes; work gloves and masks; heavy duty trash bags; tools and shovels.
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