Thousands of elderly clients w hose lives were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy will benefit from a donation of more than 3,600 pieces of furniture from Loews Hotels & Resorts and its Chairman, Jonathan Tisch.
The furniture, from the Loews Regency Hotel, was delivered Sunday to the Coney Island Seaside Senior Center, one of the senior centers affected by the superstorm.
Coney Island Seaside Senior Center is sponsored by the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island (JCC-GCI) and is one of only two senior centers in Brooklyn designated as “Innovative Senior Centers.” The Loews Regency Hotel is temporarily closed to complete its renovation, hence the donation.
“After more than three months, many families, businesses and organizations are still feeling the effects of Superstorm Sandy,” said Tisch. “I’m pleased to partner with the Mayor’s Fund and U. Santini to donate these items from the Loews Regency Hotel and assist in the recovery process.”
“It is remarkable that a distinguished corporation such as Loews proactively reached out to offer such substantive assistance at this challenging time,” said Rabbi Moshe Wiener, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Coney Island.
The JCC of Greater Coney Island’s main offices, its Seaside Senior Center and its Haber House Senior Center were all severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. This donation will help replenish such lost items as refrigerators, rugs, and conference-room tables at the centers.
The donation to the JCCGCI and its Senior Centers is part of a larger donation from the Loews Regency Hotel of beds, couches, nightstands, conference tables, rugs and more, which will be used to furnish temporary housing units for families displaced by Sandy. A portion of the donation will also benefit nonprofits and community organizations in affected areas to replace what was lost in the storm.