NYSRA also set up Restaurant Employees Disaster Fund for restaurant employees who are victims of the tragedy. "We felt we as an association should do something to take care of our own," says Sampson. "There were many people lost at Windows on the World, and lots of them were busboys, dishwashers
Sampson says his association’s annual meeting, which had been scheduled for October ‘4 to ‘6 in Port Jefferson, N.Y., had to be cancelled because many members either lost their businesses or were closed due to cleanup work or a lack of customers. "We’re going to reschedule to give them time to get their own houses in order, probably for early November, which should give them some breathing room," he says.
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