The volunteers of the New City Fire Department are asking for the community’s support in a Hurricane Sandy relief drive that has been organized to help the ravaged community of Breezy Point, NY
With the destruction of more than 100 homes by the storm and a related fire, Fire Chief Kenny Flynn said the members of his department decided to launch an effort to help suffering families in Breezy Point.
“Please donate to this important cause,” said Flynn. “Many of these people are still struggling to meet basic needs. Please help them as they begin to piece their lives back together. Help us help them.”
Donations are being accepted at the New City firehouse, 15 Maple Ave., New City:
Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 12, to Friday, Nov. 16, 6 to 9 p.m.
Here are items being sought:
- Non-perishable food items, such as canned soups/vegetables, canned soups, boxed pasta, etc.
- Cases of water.
- Cases of sports drinks, such as Gatorade.
- Coffee/Tea/hot chocolate mixes
- Personal hygiene items such as soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, contact lens solution, etc.
- Baby wipes/diapers.
- Cleaning materials.
- Work gloves.
- All sizes of batteries.
- extension cords
- sleeping bags
Fire Chief Dennis Rodriguez said there were donations left outside the firehouse before they began collecting on Saturday morning. By mid afternoon the volunteer had stacked up contributions of diapers, water bottles and other requested items.
For more information on the donation effort or on donating other goods or services, contact Flynn by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org