5 Ways to Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy This Weekend

Local efforts continue to provide relief to those hit hardest by the storm.

If you haven’t donated money or supplies yet — or would like to give more — to those in need after local groups are offering opportunities for your charity at the following this weekend:

1. Planet Fitness has extended their shower facilities to those residents who are without power.  They are also accepting donation items. Call 631-369-6200 for more information.

2. The Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center has opened its doors to help those left devastated by Hurricane Sandy.The Aquarium has teamed up with Long Island Cares, The Harry Chapin Food Bank, and has become a donation site for storm victims. Those wishing to help can bring the following bagged items:

•   Ready-to-eat non-perishable food items (No-cook food items: canned tuna, cereal and granola bars, etc.)

•   Personal care items (unused shampoo, deodorant, soap, etc.)

•   Clean blankets

•   Clean coats

•   Baby items (diapers, wipes, liquid formula)

Currently, Long Island Cares does not need food items other than those listed above and cannot accept clothing. Donations should be dropped off at the Aquarium’s main entrance.

For more information, call 631.208.9200, ext. H2O (426). 

3. Girl Scouts of Suffolk County will serve as a drop-off point for non-perishable food items, baby items, (diapers, formula and wipes), toiletries, and blankets daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Riverhead office is located at 854 East Main Street, Riverhead. Contact 631-543-6622 ext. 226 or girlscouts@gssc.us.

4. Town & Country real estate will donate a portion of every rental commission from this week throughout 2013 to the American Red Cross and The Group for the East End. To assist friends and families throughout the New York area, Town & Country is collecting clothing and soft goods to be donated to those in need. B & N Moving & Storage has offered to deliver these collections directly to the Breezy Point Firehouse. Visit any Town & Country office with cleaned clothing bagged and marked in sizes on or before Nov. 23.

5. King Kullen Grocery and its wholesale grocery supplier, Bozzuto’s Inc., are donating $100,000 in the form of supermarket gift cards so that Long Islanders impacted by Hurricane Sandy can obtain food and other basic supplies.  IGA stores supplied by Bozzuto’s also contributed to the $100,000, which is being donated to Long Island Cares/Harry Chapin Food Bank.

ron November 10, 2012 at 09:02 PM
We live in Fort Worth, Texas .We were wondering. How would we get supplies to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Matt AndEmma Tees November 12, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Please note that Camp DeWolfe in Wading River is now open for hot showers, heated overnight accommodations for emergency shelter. (631) 929 4325
natalie M November 12, 2012 at 11:18 PM
631-484-5868 call Mr and Mrs Donato Sangemino they have been working very hard to help the whole twon with a lot of damage.


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