By Brent Brake, Dellon Sales Co.
Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, home to almost 3.5 million Americans.
Those of us with personal ties to the island were shocked by the catastrophe Hurricane Maria left behind. It has been sobering and emotional.
Right after the hurricane, Blackman Plumbing Supply Wantagh and Dellon Sales Co. stepped up to the plate and set up a Puerto Rico donation site at the Wantagh location. We placed collection boxes at the counter and collected clothing, toys, shoes, books, and countless other supplies for the Americans in need. We also purchased pallets of bottled water to send to the island.
Mayor De Blasio stopped by our drop-off site to thank us for our involvement.
He handed me a beautiful note and wrote a message of love and support for Puerto Rico. “New York City will always be with Puerto Rico! We stand with you and for you! I am here to support you.” Signed Mayor De Blasio.
I know that the people of Puerto Rico appreciate everything that Blackman Plumbing Supply has done to support the recovery. I am thankful Blackman Plumbing Supply Wantagh rose to this challenge. I would like to thank Diana Desiderio and her Wantagh team for taking action and making a difference.