Ask Patch: How Can We Help Those Most Affected By Hurricane Sandy
Earlier this week a resident asked: Does anyone know if anywhere in Acton is collecting goods (Clothes/food/gift cards) to help victims of Hurricane Sandy? Here are some answers.
What we know so far is Palmer Moving Company in Acton has agreed to provide Massachusetts—New York Relief Runs with a 34-foot truck and driver.
According to its Facebook page, Massachusetts—New York Relief Runs is looking for donations of work boots, winter coats, socks, batteries (sizes C and D), flashlights, surgical gloves, hand and foot warmers, blankets, diapers, formula, baby food, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, and deodorant.
"We are native New Yorkers who now live in Littleton, Massachusetts gathering storm relief supplies to deliver to the Tri-State area over the next few weeks," it states on the Facebook page. "Due to the enormous response of kind people who want to help and donate we've established this page to coordinate efforts, establish drop off sites, and inspire people to get their own supply chains started. We will be sharing information about the ever changing situation in NY, NJ and LI and providing information on how those of us from out of state can help. Our first trip will be next Sunday November 11. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate a drop off/pick up before the 11th.
"Here is the info on the other coordinators who are so generously collecting donations:
"Stacey in the Quincy area, please contact Stacey at email@example.com.
"Metrowest communities and Worcester please contact Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Kennedy Brothers Physical Therapy at 633 Highland Ave in Needham hours things can be dropped in Needham are Tuesday 8 - 7, Wed. 6:30am -8pm and Thursday 6:30 am - 5 pm
"Littleton Police Station is accepting donations at their front door.
"Wendy in Westford Wendy.email@example.com
"Ashland/Framingham Tina at Tinafitanides@yahoo.com
"Capone Foods in Cambridge has kindly agreed to collect donations, located 2285 Mass. Ave.Cambridge. Items can be dropped off this week between 10am and 7pm, Monday -Thursday and Friday until 3pm.
"Hingham 156 union St. People can leave things on the porch.
"The Bellingham Police Department has agreed to serve as a drop-off location.
Items can be dropped off at the POLICE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING. This would be the one story brick building behind the old town hall on the right hand side of the parking lot. This building is open from 8 am to 4 pm.
"Rhino Linings of Cape Cod has graciously offered to serve as a drop off location for the area. They are located at 5 Otis Drive, Bourne, MA and will accept donations Mondays - Thursday from 9 AM - 2 PM."