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Hurricane Relief Effort Pays It Forward At Harvest On Hudson In Hastings

Harvest on Hudson staff pictured left to right- Angelo Liberatore, Nick Macchi, Ben Liberatore, Cali LaSpina, Fernando Quinones and Augie Athenson
Harvest on Hudson staff pictured left to right- Angelo Liberatore, Nick Macchi, Ben Liberatore, Cali LaSpina, Fernando Quinones and Augie Athenson Photo Credit: Simon Feldman
Residents turned out in large numbers to help raise funds for hurricane relief at Harvest on Hudson.
Residents turned out in large numbers to help raise funds for hurricane relief at Harvest on Hudson. Photo Credit: Simon Feldman
Harvest of Hudson fundraiser for Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief.
Harvest of Hudson fundraiser for Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief. Photo Credit: Simon Feldman

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — After being ravaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the staff at Harvest On Hudson knows all too well the hopeless feeling and stress associated with rebuilding after a storm.

The Hastings restaurant, after all, suffered its own losses during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

That's why the popular Italian restaurant hopped on board to host a #HarvestHope Fundraiser Friday, Oct. 13 in support of the nationwide Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Efforts.

Organizers report the night of "paying it forward" was perfect, set as it was on the garden patio along the banks of the Hudson River.

"Harvest couldn’t be more thrilled about raising money for disaster relief,” said Angelo Liberatore, partner of Fort Pond Bay Company.

"Having been affected by Sandy, we couldn’t just sit back knowing people needed help. We are so happy that we could give back and thank everyone for showing support.”

Guests enjoyed great food and cocktails, live music, raffles and bidding on silent auction items.

Close to $7,000 was raised during the event, with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to the relief fund.

The Hand in Hand relief effort has flourished across the country with famous actors, comedians, politicians, and residents banding together to make a difference.

Millions have been raised, with most going to the victims of the recent hurricanes, including those currently suffering in Puerto Rico.

For more information, or to host a fundraiser, visit Hand in Hand here.

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