Hurricane Harvey floods downtown Houston in August.

Peekskill—a city with a big heart—has witnessed millions of Americans in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico become victims of hurricanes. And now, city residents are stepping up with a Thursday evening fundraiser at the BeanRunner Cafe. All proceeds from the 6 to 9 p.m. event, which includes food, music, dancing and auction items, will go to the American Red Cross. 

Among the items to be auctioned off are CHANEL products donated by Katria Sediq and a Bottle of 2006 Dom Perignon donated by Nancy Rigger.
Originally, the evening was to be a fundraiser for Councilman Andre Rainey, who is running for mayor. However, upon hearing that a venue was needed for the hurricane fundraiser, the councilman cancelled the fundraiser and handed over the venue and event structure.  A non-partisan affair, the party is about one thing: raising money and awareness for the Hurricane victims.
The link to the event page on Facebook can be found here and online contributions can be made here. While the online contributions go to the Red Cross, people can write a check to any organization they want as well as contribute cash or supplies. Arrangements have been made for volunteers to pick up supplies and bring them to Westchester County Airport for delivery.
The BeanRunner Cafe is located at 201 South Division St. in Peekskill.
Editor’s Note: This information was provided by Darren Rigger. For more information, call Andre Rainey at 702-466-7437.