In the wake of Hurricane Sandy's disaster, a few friends decided to organize a way for the local community to reach out and help our eastern neighbors who have suffered incalculable losses from the storm.
Relying on the generosity of our community, it is the intention of local organizers to stuff a tractor trailer, donated by Leeward Construction, filled with cleaning supplies,personal hygiene items and foodstuffs.
In conjunction with liaison, Jim Reinhardt, of the Wayne/Pike/Monroe Red Cross, our filled truck will be directed to a distribution center in the front lines of devastation to supply aid to needy families.
On Nov. 17 and 18 at Dave's Super Duper, 200 Willow Avenue in Honesdale, donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Needed items are cleaning supplies such as bleach, mops, buckets, rubber gloves, garbage bags, brooms, cleaners and paper products.
Other needed items include flashlights and batteries, blankets, warm clothing, coats, hats, gloves, socks and dog and cat food.
Also, items to keep children occupied such as coloring books, paper, crayons, pens, markers, cards and small games are useful as well as baby formula, baby food, diapers and wipes.
Drop off non perishable foods, Gatorade-type drinks and water.
Personal hygiene items such as towels and washcloths, soap, anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, shampoo and conditioner, lotions, toothbrushes and toothpaste are also in short supply.
Please contact Kathy Brundage at 570-352-5187, Kim Fisch at 570-470-2185 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Valerie Linde at email@example.com with questions concerning this effort.
They would like to thank the community in advance for their willingness to help reach out to Hurricane Sandy's victims by stuffing a truck with needed items.