Hurricane Harvey caused devastation across eastern Texas, and Suffolk County lawmakers are doing their part to help bring relief.

And they’re calling on the rest of us.

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 6, the Legislature is teaming up with the Suffolk County Lions Club to collect non-perishables for a food drive, as well as school supplies to help those in Texas.

“When Sandy hit Long Island, an endless stream of support and donations poured out from volunteers from across the country,” said the Legislature’s presiding officer, DuWayne Gregory of Amityville. “We now want to aid Houston in that same spirit.”


Donations can be dropped off at the Riverhead County Center in Riverside or at your local legislative office (listed below) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

As of now, elected officials and the Lions Club will keep collections opened indefinitely depending on the support needed.

“We’re going to continue helping as long as there is a need in the area,” said Gregory.

additional collection stations

West Babylon Lions Club
399 Little East Neck Road, West Babylon
From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

B & N Moving Company
353 County Road 39A, Southampton
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

legislative offices
Suffolk County Legislature

William J. Lindsay County Complex

William H. Rogers Building

725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown

Legislator Leslie Kennedy

William J. Lindsay County Complex

Building 17

725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown

Legislator Al Krupski

423 Griffing Avenue – Suite 2


Legislator Tom Cilmi

96 East Main Street, Suite 5

East Islip

Legislator Bridget Fleming

75 Washington Street

Sag Harbor

Legislator Thomas Barraga

187 Sunrise Highway, Suite C

West Islip

Legislator Kate Browning

1120 Montauk Highway, Suite G


Legislator Rob Trotta

59 Landing Avenue


Legislator Tom Muratore

325 Middle Country Road, Suite 3


Legislator Kevin McCaffrey

125C South Wellwood Avenue


Legislator Kara Hahn

306 Main Street

Port Jefferson

Presiding Officer Gregory’s District Office

15 Albany Avenue


Legislator Sarah Anker

620 Route 25A, Suite B

Mt. Sinai

Legislator Steve Stern

1842 East Jericho Turnpike, Suite P


Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco

90 W. Main Street, Suite 2N


Legislator Lou D’Amaro

130 West Jericho Turnpike

Huntington Station

Legislator Bill Lindsay

1609 Grundy Avenue


Legislator Doc Spencer

15 Park Circle, Suite 209


Legislator Monica Martinez

55 2nd Ave – Suite 7



Photo: New Jersey Army and Air National Guardsmen take gear to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter as they prepare to deploy to Texas in support of the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Eight Army National Guard soldiers and four Air National Guard airmen trained in MEDEVAC and hoist rescue operations left Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Aug. 30, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht) Credit: Matt Hecht/Flickr