“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” - Winston ChurchillFalconStor has long participated in running an annual food drive during the holiday season and this year is no exception. We’ve teamed up yet again with Island Harvest, the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island, to collect non-perishable food products and personal care items for local families in need. This year, our collection efforts hold even more significance as we donate not only for the holiday season, but for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
It’s a difficult time of year for those who were severely affected by the hurricane. I can’t even imagine what it would be like having all of my personal possessions destroyed in an instant. Many families have to start all over again after losing their homes, cars, clothing, and other items in the wake of the storm. It’s all the more devastating that victims have to endure this during the holidays, a time that should be reserved for joy and celebration.
Despite the hardships brought on by Sandy, the holiday season brings profound feelings of hope and perseverance. Our community is working hard to rebuild itself and to get back to its usual, everyday happenings. At FalconStor, we’re big believers in giving back to the community that we live and work in. We’re honored to partner with Island Harvest on this food drive and eager to lend our neighbors a hand, helping to bring a little normalcy back into their lives.
What’s really awesome about working with Island Harvest is that the organization takes an incredibly hands-on approach to assisting those in need. After the hurricane, its volunteers jumped into emergency response mode, working around the clock to help Long Island victims. They distributed tens of thousands of meals, water, and nonperishable food items to the hardest hit regions, utilizing distribution sites, shelters, and their own mobile food pantries. In the days following the storm, volunteers even hit the streets, going door to door to deliver essential food and supplies to the needy.
We hope that our contributions will assist our neighbors in need and aid Island Harvest in its quest to end hunger in our community during this exceptionally trying time. I’d like to give big thanks to all of the FalconStor employees who have already participated in the drive. Your donations are much appreciated and go directly to our neighbors in need. And I’d like to mention that employees can continue to give now and throughout the holiday season.
For more information on Island Harvest and how you can help, please visit their website or call (516) 294-8528 or (631) 873-4775.