(Schenectady, N.Y.) Schenectady County officials today announced that the Salvation Army has mobilized a Hurricane Relief Center in Building 3 at the Rotterdam Corporate
Park to offer assistance to victims of the recent natural disaster.
Judy Dagostino, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature said, “Schenectady County is proud to host this regional facility that will help aid those impacted by Hurricane Irene and the storm’s aftermath. We applaud the generosity of the Galesi Group for donating free space, equipment and personnel to this worthy effort.”
David M. Buicko, COO of the Galesi Group said, “We are glad to do our part to help the Capital Region respond and recover as quickly as possible. Our crews were able to move fast to get a logistics operation up and operating in Rotterdam.”
Major Mike Hines from the Salvation Army said, “As we normally don’t need an excess amount of storage area, the donation of warehouse storage is vital during times of disaster. The Galesi Group caused us to sigh with relief when we realized that we would have all of the space we could use for water, flood cleanup kits, hygiene kits, and non-perishable food storage. We are grateful.”
The Salvation Army will use Building 3 at the Rotterdam Corporate Park as a dispatch center for flood relief items such as water, food, clean-up kits, etc. Three trailer loads of material have already been received. The Galesi Group is providing the space free of charge to the Salvation Army. In addition, Distribution Unlimited, a logistics company owned and operated by the Galesi Group, will provide volunteer labor and equipment such as forklifts to the Salvation Army’s relief efforts.
The Rotterdam Corporate Park is the largest business park in Eastern New York with more than 4 million square feet of space. The facility is located on Route 7 near the crossroads of I-88 and I-90, so the facility is an ideal location for distribution businesses. The Park is home to Railex, Golub Corporation’s Frozen Food’s Warehouse, Fedex Freight and many other businesses.