Rockland Locals Seek Help for Sandy Relief Event

Their event is set for Dec. 16 in Nyack. They're seeking donations, monetary or materials


Driving around Rockland, you can still see the blue tarp on a few rooftops and damaged property from Hurricane Sandy although it's been several weeks now.

Lady About Town Productions and The Projects Film Company are seeking monetary and/or material funds towards their upcoming event—Stand Together: The Rockland Disaster Relief Community Festival.

This collaborative arts focused benefit will be held on Dec. 16 at 60 cedar hill ave in Nyack. 

Their objective is to bring the community together in an effort to fundraise a substantial donation for Habitat for Humanity of Rockland County with the intention to rebuild the homes of our friends and neighbors who were gravely affected by Hurricane Sandy as well as a toy and food drive for People to People.

Like many places in the Tri-State area, Rockland County took a devastating hit during the storm. Many households were completely destroyed and are in desperate need of immediate attention. They're asking businesses, organizations and community members to assist with the financial overhead of producing an event of this magnitude.

"We still need a lot of help raising awareness and funds," said Alycea Ench, Executive Event Producer. "We need to get tables and chairs. We need to rent port a potties, security, etc." 

During this event, they wish to highlight the talents of local and touring musicians, visual and performance artists who are all donating their time and work as a means to draw attraction and fundraise. A diverse program has been curated for the appreciation and entertainment of our donors and guests. Contributing local businesses, restaurants and non-profit organizations will be featured to our attendees as an integral component of this event. Their contribution is imperative to the success of our efforts to aid the many that need it.

If a business wants to have a table its $200 and if a vendor wants to sell a craft its $50. However, please contact beforehand to ensure that there is still space available.

The event is organized by 

  • Joanne Louis-Paul, Director of Lady About Town Productions (845) 667-2269
  • Kahlea Baldwin, Owner of The Projects Film Company (917) 727- 3563
  • Alycea Ench, Executive Event Producer (646) 982- 4460
  • Joanna Burrows, Executive Event Producer (201) 675- 7671

"In order to make this event a reality, we humbly request your help," they said. "Any donation you or your business is able to provide will be greatly appreciated. We are aware that in many ways, everyone has been affected by this storm, but we firmly believe that the most effective way to rebuild is to rebuild together. We would be honored to have you be a part of this experience. In tumultuous times such as these, especially just before the holidays, it is crucial to remember the strong impact standing together and supporting one another has on the community. There are so many people on long lists for government assistance; by supporting this event and thus, supporting Habitat for Humanity, we can reach far more people much sooner."

There is also a Paypal donation link and all donations are tax deductible.


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