How Westchester’s Businesses Helped Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Providing Shelter in a Storm 
The Black Cow Coffee Company
4 Old Post Rd South, Croton-on-Hudson (914) 271-7544;
To owner Michael Grant and his loyal patrons, The Black Cow is a gathering place, and that was never more evident than in the weeks after Sandy. While much of Croton was still in the dark, the coffee shop was on the strip that got its power back within two days. Looking for a place to juice up (on coffee and electricity), people flocked to the Cow and stayed. And stayed. And stayed. Thanks, Michael!

Feeding Sandy’s Workers and Victims 
Peter Herrero
New York Hospitality Group
52 Gedney Way, White Plains  (914) 949-3543;
FEMA utility workers began the arduous task of repairing the disaster area of Mays Landing, NJ, after Hurricane Sandy. That’s 1,000 utility workers—working in two shifts, 24 hours a day for seven straight days—who needed to be fed. That’s where Peter Herrero, founder/GM of New York Hospitality Group and his expertise at feeding large groups, came in. Teaming with High Point Catering out of Potomac, MD, his crew prepared three meals daily, including a hot dinner, for all 1,000 workers. Any leftover food was delivered to area emergency shelters—something Herrero does at his White Plains restaurant Sam’s with Grace’s Church Open Arms Shelter.      

Sweetening Up the Lives of Needy Families
Lulu Cake Boutique
40 Garth Rd, Scarsdale (914) 722-8300;
Some bakeries discount the goodies that don’t sell each day. Others, like Lulu, donate their cookies, cupcakes, Yodels, and Ding Dongs to the Food Bank of Westchester, to offer a little sweetness to families in need. After Sandy, the staff baked up a storm and sent goodies to affected areas.

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Helping Residents Look Their Best
Richard Scott Salon & Day Spa
15-17 S Moger Ave, Mount Kisco (914) 242-1700;
Once again, the Richard Scott Salon & Day Spa helped with the post-Sandy cleanup by offering free showers, shampoos, and blowouts to scores of Northern Westchesterites, some without power for nearly two weeks. It’s a beautiful thing.

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