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How to help Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in NJ and NY

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Friday morning we asked abc27 viewers to share ways that they know to help the Superstorm Sandy relief efforts in New York and New Jersey. Below are some of the responses we received.

  • Donate to Ocean County Hunger Relief or Salvation Army of Tom's River.
  • The White House has a list of resources, here.
  • Donate to the Red Cross.
  • Donate to Creekside Soul, a Perry County musical group that will strum and sing on midstate stages in the next couple weeks to raise money for Sandy relief.
  • Buy a t-shirt to support the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation's Sandy relief efforts.
  • Jayme Madden is collecting the following items to take to the Far Rockaway area of Queens, New York. She is accepting donations until Friday, November 23. Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:
    • Broad Street Market, 1231 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg 17102. They are open  7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (all donations qualify you for Market Dollars to be used at The Broad Street Market)
    • The Stuart Community Center, 415 Franklin Street, Carlisle, PA 17013 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
    • Carlisle Family YMCA, 311 South West Street, Carlisle, PA 17013 between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. 
    • To schedule a pickup call 717-571-4971 or email jayme.madden01@gmail.com and put "Give Thanks Donation Drive" in the subject line. Monetary donations can be sent through http://www.payitsquare.com/collect-page/8585.
      • Work gloves, batteries(specifically D batteries), flashlights, face masks and thick black contractor bags
      • Baby supplies: jars of baby food, baby formula, baby bottles, baby wipes, baby powder, baby wash items, etc... Baby supplies must be unopened.
      • Medical supplies: Baby cough medicine, Band-Aids, Neosporin, Ace bandages, Advil, Tylenol, cough drops, etc. All medical items must be unopened.
      • Cleaning supplies: Mops, brooms, shovels, bleach, Clorox/Lysol, buckets, large garbage bags
      • Food items: water, orange juice, apple juice, granola bars, powdered milk, jelly (they already have lots of peanut butter) and anything else that is nonperishable. Try to avoid items that need to be warmed up (such as soups, canned foods, etc.) All food items must be unopened.
      • Personal care items: toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, hair brushes, floss, feminine hygiene products, adult Depends (all sizes), contact solution, soap/body wash, lotion, shampoo/conditioner, shaving razors, shaving cream, mouth wash, cotton balls, q-tips, hand sanitizer, etc... All personal care items must be unopened.
      • Winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves (no other clothing is being accepted at this time)
      • Paper products: paper plates, cups, bowls, silverware, tissues, toilet paper, paper towels and napkins
  • Sabrina Luta will be collecting items to send to Oakwood Beach, NJ where the parents of a York County pastor had their home destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. Luta is requesting the following items be dropped off at The Pub on the Trail, 3594 N. Susquehanna Trail, York, PA on Saturday November 17 between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Cleaning supplies, such as bleach, paper towels, mops, brooms, hand sanitizer, and heavy-duty trash bags
    • Building supplies, such as nails, tools, measuring tape, and work gloves
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