Furniture Sharehouse Needs Funds, Furniture Following Hurricane Sandy

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Kate Bialo, founder of Furniture Warehouse, anticipates an influx of calls for help in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. “Before the storm, we already had a waiting list of sixty families we are committed to helping, but we want to be able to help those in need post-Sandy as well,” says Bialo. “We’re putting out the call for donations of furniture and funds to help us meet the needs of the community.  Five years ago, Furniture Sharehouse, Westchester’s Furniture Bank, was launched shortly after disastrous flooding struck Westchester County.  Since then, it has provided over 27,000 items of furniture free of charge to help more than 5,800 Westchester residents moving out of homeless shelters, escaping domestic violence and recovering from personal and natural disasters rebuild their lives. Before Hurricane Sandy, it already had a waiting list of sixty families in need of furniture to fill their empty apartments, and in the wake of the storm, the need is expected to rise dramatically.  It costs Furniture Sharehouse approximately $300 to “Furnish a Family” with 8-12 items of basic furniture, including beds, table & chairs, sofa, dressers and more. More funds and furniture are urgently needed to help families now. Go to www.furnituresharehouse.org to make a monetary contribution and for details on how to donate your gently-used furniture to families in need.