MAMARONECK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It’s been three weeks since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and far of the island continues to be with out energy.
Individuals there are in want of meals, recent water, and different primary requirements.
Again in Westchester, a diner is elevating hundreds of dollars to assist.
The Mamaroneck Diner has been round for greater than eighty years, and it’s all about group. The proprietor stated the aftermath of the hurricane broke his coronary heart.
“Individuals not having houses, not having electrical energy, infants, the devastation,” Greg Katsaros stated.
Katsaros felt he needed to do one thing, so he partnered with Jim Killoran, the top of Habitat for Humanity of Westchester.
“I obtained a name from Ann and from the Katsaros household, who actually are humble, superb individuals,” Killoran stated.
They determined to gather gadgets for hurricane victims.
The Moussouros got here with a carload of the whole lot from peanut butter to crackers and water. They’ve associates in Puerto Rico, and understand how dangerous it’s.
“Now they’re confronted with having to share meals and reduce ti down to at least one meal a day, so it’s very troublesome,” Bonnie Moussouros stated.
“If each one in every of us does one thing comparable it’s going to add up and assist these individuals,” Chris Moussouros stated.
Together with the non-perishable gadgets, the diner is donating all the cash they make on Thursday to Habitat for Humanity’s work in Puerto Rico.
“That’s vital in case you say I’m going to offer receipts from my enterprise for the day, meaning you’re actual,” Killoran stated.
The phrase went out, attracting clients who hadn’t been to the diner for years, like Tom Kavanaugh.
“I figured, properly you must eat, so why not kill two birds with one stone,” he stated, “I feel it’s a fantastic concept, perhaps different eating places ought to do it.”
Julie Ochs and her son Jacob have been pleasantly stunned.
“I’m so pleased we ended up right here,” she stated.
She’s hoping different companies will provide you with methods to assist.
The habitat for humanity workforce will head to Puerto Rico subsequent week.