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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until noon EST Sunday... * locations...New York City...Long Island and portions of northeastern New Jersey. * Hazard types...strong winds and dangerous wind chills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late tonight into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...15 to 24 degrees below zero. * Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. The combination of very low wind chills and frigid air temperatures have the potential to result in frozen pipes...frostbite and hypothermia. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. Outdoor exposure should be limited. If you are heading outdoors... dress in layers and keep your hands and head covered to protect against frostbite , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 435 am EST Sat Feb 13 2016 ...Dangerously cold wind chills tonight into Sunday morning... * temperatures tonight into early Sunday morning will fall to zero to 3 degrees below zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...and Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 degrees below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time are expected to reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 degrees below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens...with wind chills likely not rising above zero until mid to late afternoon. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Saturday Feb.13 16,08:36 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Walmart Announces $150,000 Grant to Three Long Island Nonprofit Organizations Including Long Island Cares

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$50,000 Grant to Long Island Cares, Inc. to Develop School Pantries in Collaboration with Brentwood School District

Brentwood, NY - August 1, 2014 - The Walmart Foundation's New York State Giving Council has awarded $150,000 to three Long Island nonprofit organizations for its second funding cycle of 2014. This funding cycle's "Focused Giving" centers on promoting hunger relief, healthy eating and career opportunities. Walmart donated $50,000 each to Sustainable Long Island, Long Island Cares Inc., and Long Island Council of Churches.
 
"At Walmart, it is our mission and passion to support organizations that work to make a difference in their communities," said Jason Klipa, Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations for Walmart. "We are proud to support the remarkable work of these nonprofits, as we strive to achieve our goal of creating opportunities that will enable families on Long Island to live better."
 
The grant to Sustainable Long Island will support the organization's food equity program; identifying strategies and initiatives to increase access to fresh, affordable food in historically underserved communities across Long Island. Specifically, the funding will be applied to streamline the ongoing success of Sustainable Long Island's youth-staffed farmers' markets through a variety of educational and financial projects. "The Walmart Foundation's funding will enable us to equip staff and customers with knowledge, resources, and skills to lead healthier lives," said Amy Engel, Executive Director of Sustainable Long Island. "The main objective of Sustainable Long Island's program is to not only provide these communities with fresh, affordable produce, but to help them learn more about healthy eating and nutrition in an effort to improve community health."
 
The grant to Long Island Cares, Inc. will help to establish the organization's first Mobile School Pantry, partnered with Brentwood Union Free School District. The Mobile School Pantry program will work to alleviate child hunger through the provision of food to children and families at each of the district's elementary schools.
 
"We're very grateful to Walmart for their continued support of our work," said Paule T. Pachter, Chief Executive Officer of Long Island Cares, Inc. "Walmart has been a consistent and generous corporate partner of Long Island Cares, Inc.-The Harry Chapin Food Bank, and their most recent grant to support our new School Pantry program with the Brentwood School District will enable us to provide critical support to many children who face the challenges of food insecurity on a daily basis."
 
The grant to Long Island Council of Churches will support the organization's mission to provide emergency food assistance to Long Islanders, and will also supply meals for those with special dietary needs required to stay healthy.
 
ABOUT THE WALMART FOUNDATION
Launched in 2008, associate-led State Advisory Councils work with the Walmart Foundation to help identify needs within their state, review grant requests and make funding recommendations to the Foundation. The Walmart Foundation will begin accepting grant applications from New York nonprofit organizations for this year's fourth funding cycle from September 7 until September 13, focusing on areas of education, healthcare access and other human services. Grant submissions
are only accepted online at: www.walmartfoundation.org/stategiving.
 
About Long Island Cares, Inc.
Long Island Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Food Bank is Long Island's first food bank: serving the hungry on Long Island since, 1980.  Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry on Long Island and provides emergency food where and when it is needed, and sponsors a wide variety of innovate direct service programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency. The organization was founded by the late singer, Grammy Award winning songwriter and social activist Harry Chapin in response to the growing issue of hunger on Long Island. It is continued today by his wife and partner Sandy Chapin, a dedicated Board of Directors and talented staff working out of their 35,000 square foot facility in Hauppauge and their storefront hunger assistance centers in Freeport and Lindenhurst. Long Island Cares is a member agency of the Food Bank Association of New York State and Feeding America. Long Island Cares, Inc. is recognized by the NYS Department of Health and the USDA as the regional food bank for Long Island.

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