Express News Group Hampton Bays Christmas Decorating Contest

The Express News Group is having a Hampton Bays Christmas Decorating Contest for residents. You could raise money for charity and win a cash prize for yourself as well.

 

So, here is the Facebook group link:

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/213736250150267 <https://www.facebook.com/groups/213736250150267>

 

and here is the GoFundMe page where the Express News Group is raising money for four local charities, including by asking people participating in the contest to make donations:

 

https://gf.me/u/za8zwz <https://gf.me/u/za8zwz>

 

Here are the rules for the contest and how it works - please join and however you can spread the word, please do!

 

The Express News Group announces a Christmas Decorating Contest for Hampton Bays residents, with cash prizes in three categories!

Here's how to enter -- and to vote for your favorites!

* Outside decorations only.

* Contest participants must live in the 11946 zip code.

* To enter your house, we ask you to make a minimum $20 donation to the Express News Group's charity drive this holiday season, The Holiday Express, which will benefit four local charities providing direct help to families in need:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-holiday-express <https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-holiday-express?fbclid=IwAR2e9b9Yl-QlHfjt8Kl9qc3NiS1tT62tO2kL_SMkjCswvGo1gVmIaIiU_cQ>

* Go to the Facebook group page Hampton Bays Christmas Decorating Contest, join the group, and upload photos and/or videos of your decorations. Please include your name and address (so people can drive by and safely check out your decorations in person -- from a distance).

* Share your entry on social media and ask your friends to vote by clicking "like" or "love" -- we will be judging entries by the number of "loves" and "likes" they receive in the Facebook group post!

* Hampton Bays business SureData Corporation has donated the prize money, which will be awarded in three categories: MOST SPECTACULAR, MOST ORIGINAL OR HOMEMADE, and MOST CHEERFUL OR HUMOROUS.

* Winners in each category will receive: first prize, $250; second prize, $100; third prize, $50.

* Voting will end at 8 p.m. sharp on Friday, December 18. Winners will be announced in the December 24 editions of Express News Group newspapers.

Please enter, share your festive work, get the word out via social media, and think about the presents you can buy with your cash winnings!

 

We at the Hampton Bays Civic Association hope to help raise so much needed charitable funds but also to brighten our community with this holiday spirit! Thank you for your help. Good luck to all.

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Good afternoon,

Please see the below information regarding NYS Rental Assistance Program Application Deadline being extended to August 6th.

Governor Cuomo announced this week that an emergency rental assistance program will be implemented to help keep low-income families throughout New York in their homes.

The program, which is designed to reach those individuals and families with the greatest need, will provide direct aid for tenants who lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program is funded through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, which is part of the CARES Act.
The program is administered by New York State Homes and Community Renewal and access to program applications will be available https://hcr.ny.gov/RRP.

For more information, please see the NYS Update- https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-new-covid-rental-assistance-program

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