Last Tuesday was a satisfying evening for Bob Zuckerman, executive director of the Lower East Side Business Improvement District. The event, dubbed, “Give More, give L.E.S.” took place at The DL on Delancey Street was able to reap in funds to match its goal of $10,000. The money was raised through ticket sales and the featured silent auction and is earmarked to help businesses on the Lower East Side affected by Hurricane Sandy.
On hand to support the effort of the LESBID was Jill Zarin, star of the reality TV show “The Real Housewives of New York.”
“The event was a definite success,” Zuckerman said the next day, “and we look forward to having the opportunity to give back to businesses in our community that suffered as a result of Sandy.”
The take from the fundraiser will be used to set up a new fund for business grants. Any businesses that were adversely affected by Sandy will be urged to apply for help from this fund by the LESBID.
Applications for grants are available at www.lowereastsideny.com/events/sandy/.