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Director of Mercy Home for Children is this week’s guest

Sister Kay Crumlish, executive director of the Mercy Home for Children , will be the guest speaker at this week’s meeting (Thursday, Feb. 21).

Mercy’s Visitation Residence for the developmentally disabled, on Richards Street in Red Hook, suffered severely in Hurricane Sandy, which hit soon after Mercy celebrated its 150th anniversary.

“These are fragile lives turned upside down,” Sr. Crumlish told the Daily News.

“A hurricane is hard for everybody — but for the developmentally disabled, change is really a problem,” caretaker Sabrina White said.

The Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club will present Mercy with a check to assist with the purchase of new washing machines to replace units destroyed by Sandy.

The club meets every Thursday, 6 to 7 pm, in the NY Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge. Check board in hotel lobby for room location. Dinner is $30 and visitors are welcome.

This post was revised on Feb. 21.