BELLEAIR BLUFFS A fund has been established to assist families as well as fire departments affected by floods in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens, New York City.
Seventy-three percent of the donations will be distributed through $500 checks to homeowners and tenants displaced by the storm. About 25 percent will go to four fire departments that saved many lives during the storm. Two percent will be held back for unforeseen administrative costs.
We hope to cut checks in time for the holidays when friends and family need it the most, said Richard Doyle, a licensed real estate broker in Belleair Beach who is from Breezy Point.
Checks should be mailed to Ridgewood Savings Bank, 2520 E. 17th St., Brooklyn, NY 11235 and payable to Rockaway Point Fire Dept. BRBR Fund.
The fund stands for Breezy Point, Rockaway Beach, Roxbury and Broad Channel, the four fire departments that helped flood victims.