Warming Center Opens at 50 Madison Street; Supplies Needed

There are still a lot of Lower East Side residents without heat and hot water.  Con Ed restored steam service to the Seward Park Co-op yesterday, but we’re receiving lots of reports from other buildings still waiting for those radiators to start cranking. As we reported today, apartments at Knickerbocker Village are without electricity, as well as heat.  As a nor’easter makes its present felt, residents are not very comforted with Con Ed’s promise to restore all steam service to Lower Manhattan. But per LES Recovers, another warming center is now open and they need supplies:

Hamilton-Madison House, Inc. and Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, Inc. will host a Gathering and Warming Center located at 50 Madison Street, NYC, NY 10038 in the gym from Wednesday, November 7th till Sunday, November 11th from the hours of 8am till 5pm. Many residents of the Lower East Side are still without power, water and or heat! This warming Center is in need of supplies which are listed below: Water – Both single bottles and the 5 gallon water cooler bottles… Water Cooler with Hot and Cold Knobs… Flashlights… Batteries… Instant coffee, tea and hot cocoa, Instant Creamer/Powered Milk Sugar and sweet and low Instant Soup/Cup a noodle soup… Non-Perishable Foods… Any type of pet food (cats, dogs, bird) Any type of Cat Litter… Toilet Paper, Paper towels, Napkins Hand and Body Wipes, Hand and Body Sanitizer… Any basic toiletries and Hygiene Products… Coats, gloves, hats, etc. If you would like to donate supplies, please drop them off at 50 Madison Street. If you have any questions, you can contact me at 212-349-3724 Ext. 9304. Vicki Mehmel, vickimehmel@hmhonline.org.