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We sincerely want to thank all those who help make the hunger Memorial Monument a reality.
Thank you to all our Donors!

Click On the Descriptions Below to contact them.
or Click here to see their NEW WEBSITE  www.plainviewirish.com

The Mid Island Irish American Club – A special treat at a night in Plainview
Dance Lessons: Every Monday 7pm and Ceili: Every First Saturday 8pm-12am
Donations $20 Cofee,Tea and Soda Bread you can contact them at:
Plainview Ceili
115 Southern Parkway
Plainview, NY 11803
www.plainviewceili.com

 


Thank You to Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray!

Kate Murray is the Supervisor of America’s largest township.
We are honored to have her support our monument.


Thank You to Nassau Legislator Walker!

Nassau Legislator Rose Marie Walker is an important asset. Her Service on the Veterans & Senior Affairs as well as Health & Social Services committee promotes our efforts as well.


Suffolk County Police Officer’s Emerald Society.

Member of Grand Council United Emerald Society of NY
Thank you, your donation helps bring life to this monument
Our condolences on the passing of Msgr. Jim Kissane.



We are very grateful to supporters listed below.

Mention you heard about them from the A.O.H.!

 

THANK YOU TO

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Lynbrook Irish Shop
144 Hendrickson Avenue,
Lynbrook NY 11563
516-612-3487

 

Fine Irish Atmosphere :

Trinity Pub and Restaurant
190 Jericho Turnpike
Floral Park,  NY 11001

Too Busy to Prepare Dinner Call: Cheryl

Dinner My Way
547 Bedford Ave
Bellmore, NY 11710

 



We also wish to thank

The Doherty Family
The Bradli Family
The White Family
The O’Brien Family

An Gorta Mor

Ireland’s Great Famine or The Great Hunger, as it is more commonly referred to today, ranks among the worst tragedies in the sweep of human history. Between 1845 and 1850, approximately 1.5 million Irish men, women and children died of starvation or related diseases. By 1855, more than two million more fled Ireland to avoid a similar fate. This decimation of her population makes Ireland’s Great Hunger both the worst chapter in the country’s history, and arguably, the single worst catastrophe in 19th century Europe.

Exhibition Information – New York City

Ireland’s Great Hunger
An Gorta Mor: The Quinnipiac University Collection in New York City
May – September 2010

When: Friday, May 21 – Friday, Sept. 3, 2010
Hours: Weekdays, 12 noon to 2PM. Please call for appointment. Free admission.
Where: Consulate General of Ireland
345 Park Avenue
Floor 17
New York, NY, 10154
Phone: (212) 319-2555
(203) 582-8655
For questions regarding the exhibit, please call the phone numbers above.

An Gorta Mor – Exhibition

(ended September 2010)

Ireland’s Great Famine or The Great Hunger
the worst catastrophe in 19th century Europe.

For more information click here

An Gorta Mor

Ireland’s Great Famine or The Great Hunger, as it is more commonly referred to today, ranks among the worst tragedies in the sweep of human history. Between 1845 and 1850, approximately 1.5 million Irish men, women and children died of starvation or related diseases. By 1855, more than two million more fled Ireland to avoid a similar fate. This decimation of her population makes Ireland’s Great Hunger both the worst chapter in the country’s history, and arguably, the single worst catastrophe in 19th century Europe.

An Gorta Mor: The Quinnipiac University Collection in New York City
May 21 – Sept. 3, 2010 from Noon to 2PM.


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Monument Memorial Fund

Interested in Helping?

Help us raise money for the Hunger Memorial Fund !

Contact any board member or Jack at (516) 724-6821
or email by clicking here AOH11@LIVE.com


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The Great Hunger    “An Gorta Mor”

The Hibernians of Division 11 in Nassau County have started on a project to erect a monument in remembrance of  “The Great Hunger”.  As free citizens it is important to remember all those who had to flee their homeland looking for a better life. Many made it to the USA and many died trying either in the crossing or soon after. Those Immigrants that did survive are the ones who built this great country, they deserve a monument.

The monument, will honor all those who were affected by the great hunger.

The Monument is dedicated to all who had emigrated due to hunger, religious persecution or oppression of any kind.

Assistance from individuals or organizations will be required to make this monument a reality. 

 

We are now getting bids for the monument. The size and color of the stone to be used as well as the final design are being determined and balanced against the price.

HELP MAKE THIS A PERMANENT PART OF THE COMMUNITY,

DONATE WHAT YOU CAN FOR THE MONUMENT.

CLICK  HERE TO DONATE to the Hunger Memorial Fund !

You should be proud that you helped place this monument to emigrants where it belongs.

A symbol that God Is with all of us.

CONTACT Jack at (516) 724-6821 or email AOH11@LIVE.com

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Division 11 A.O.H. Hunger Project

Ancient Order of HIBERNIANS
Division 11 Hicksville

Action  OHunger

Commodore John Barry AOH Div. 11 delivers to Hicksville Outreach and Human Services
In need of high protein Canned Meat is always needed, and more convenient items like Coffee are rarely get donated.

The Irish were intentionally starved out of their homes
as well as their Country.
This exodus caused by the Great  Hunger brought
millions of Irish people to the USA.
Many who made this journey survived but so many thousands did not.

The Irish Immigrant knew hunger as few others ever did. One of our major efforts under the HIBERNIAN HUNGER PROJECT is to help our local food pantries. No one in this country should want for food.
Or have their children go without the necessary nutrition.

If Possible Please Donate to the Food Pantries.

Every Cent you donate here through AOH Div.11 that is earmarked for the Food Pantry makes it to our Food Pantry. Unlike charities that have only a percentage of your donation make it to where it was intended.

Find it in your heart to donate something now.

Pick Up is Available for large donations 724-6821

In these challenging times, more and more people find themselves in need.

Remember: Food stamps cannot purchase household items.

Supermarket Gift Cards also appreciated.

Below are current Non-perishable Items ESPECIALLY needed:

WE NEED YOUR DONATION MORE THAN EVER….. Thank you.

Holy Family Outreach Center
March – April

Canned Meats, Canned Fruit, Tuna, Jelly, Rice,
Sugar, Beans, Pasta, Tomato Sauce

Coffee & Tea (Decaf/Regular),  Canned Potatoes, Peas, Pancake mix & Syrup,
Canned Fruits, Mayo, Juice, Salad Dressing, Cooking oil, Soups, Milk products,
dish detergent, hair Shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, tissues laundry detergent, napkins, paper towels, plastic wrap, waxed paper, aluminum foil, Tissues, toilet paper

Thank You for your support!  Sister Carol Radosti Coordinator, Parish Social Ministry

Monday to Thursday 10:30 to 2:45 – Thursday evening by appointment.

St. Ignatius Human Resources
March – April

IN NEED OF LARGE AMOUNT OF
RICE, BEANS, MEAT in Cans and TUNA
Please Donate or contact us for pickup!

Need Rice ..Canned Meat, Beans,  Whole Kernel Corn, Pancake Mix and Syrup, Fruit in Cans/Jars, Fruit Juice, Rice in Bags and Boxes, Chunky soups are always needed.  And many non food items are needed as well like Foil, Wax paper, Toothpaste and Toothbrushes, Shampoo, Diapers (size 1,2 & 5), soaps and detergents.

Saint Raphael Outreach Center
March – April

Thank you for helping to keep our Food Pantry stocked!
In these challenging times, more and more people find themselves in need.
Supermarket Gift Cards (left in Sunday collection basket) are greatly appreciated for perishables!
Items ESPECIALLY needed:

(NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS ONLY). INSTANT MASHED POTATOES, PORK & BEANS, COOKING OIL, CANNED SALMON, DISPOSABLE RAZORS, LAUNDRY, and DISH DETERGENT.

PLEASE DO NOT BRING ITEMS TO THE CONVENT / RECTORY.
LEAVE BY the ST. ANTHONY STATUE IN CHURCH.


Article reprinted from the “Long Island Catholic”

SAINT IGNATIUS FOOD PANTRY –

There has seen a huge increase in the number of people seeking assistance in the past few years. In September 2007, the parish outreach fed 292 people. This past September, they fed 552 people, Samodulski said, noting that this increase occurred despite the fact that the pantry was open five days per week in 2007 and now is open only three days.

People who receive aid at St. Ignatius fall generally into four categories, said Samodulski. Undocumented immigrants make up a large percentage of the clientele. “These are the people who are busing our tables, washing our cars and mowing our lawns,” he said, but don’t make enough to feed their families.

Some of the clients are homeless people. “The homeless population of our clients has dwindled from 45 to about 12, because a lot of the people we used to see have died,” said Samodulski.

Two other groups are growing in numbers, according to Samodulski. Each month the parish assists between 35 and 45 senior citizen households, most living on fixed incomes.

The fastest growing group is the ostensibly middle class,” he said. “They have been laid off, downsized or outsourced. They have tuition and mortgage payments they can no longer afford because the primary or secondary wage earner or both have lost jobs.”

“While the numbers (of this group) are small in comparison (to the other groups) they have grown most quickly, almost double in the past year,” he added.


Here is an article that was published about the food not getting to those people who need it. Also the food they have on hand and pay to store is not a variety of food needed by the pantries! …Note: The article in Newsday did not even address this point.

Pantries Bare while Food Banks Full


Saint Ignatius Social Service/Outreach Pantry,

Saint Ignatius Social Service/Outreach pantry
Thank you letter to the Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 11 John Barry A.O.H. for the tons of food this year.
Over 2,000 lbs in the past season was delivered to the local outreach centers in Hicksville NY through Division 11.  That helped a lot as more than 1,495 distributions were made from the St. Ignatius center in November alone. And this number includes 692 Children and 510 households!



Reasons for Learning:
An Gorta Mor – The Great Hunger

The Ancient Order of Hibernians, America’s largest Irish Cultural organization, has assembled the information contained in this site to advance the understanding of An Gorta Mor – Ireland’s Great Hunger from 1845 through 1851 and beyond – a tragic time in world history whose impact has yet to be truly recognized. There are only two instances in history in which ethnic cleansing has been perpetrated against a people not as a reprisal for rebellion, civil strife nor political retaliation. Those two are the Holocaust and An Gorta Mor.

( Just Click Here for the full publication on the AOH National site)

Chicken Broth & Gravy, Coffee, Mayo, Mustard, Ketchuo, Parmalat, Feminine hygiene products, Shampoo, Bar Soap, Deoderant, Detergent, Paper Towels.