Billy Burke, right, had his basement flooded on Staten Island and his home is still without electricity.

Billy Burke, right, had his basement flooded on Staten Island and his home is still without electricity. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times / November 8, 2012)

Bob Hope Airport officials today announced plans to host a fundraiser to benefit Superstorm Sandy victims, many of whom are now dealing with the effects of a strong nor’easter.

The winter storm blew in Wednesday, dumping snow and knocking power out in a region still trying to recover from Sandy.

On Friday, officials at Bob Hope Airport will be stationed outside the main entrance near the Terminal A baggage claim and outside the entrances to Terminals A and B collecting cash or checks made out to the American Red Cross, according to an announcement today.

Checks should carry the notation “Superstorm Sandy Relief” in the lower left-hand corner so the money is directed to relief efforts.

Airport visitors who are unable to leave their cars can flag down a uniformed airport staff member and donate from the comfort of their vehicles, according to the airport.

Officials will be accepting the donations from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. A similar benefit at the airport for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts generated more than $10,000 in donations, according to the airport.

--Jason Wells, Times Community News

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