Communities across the country are taking up collections for Hurricane Sandy's victims, and right here on the South Fork is no different.
Romaine Gordon, owner of B. East Fitness Studio in Amagansett, has organized a clothes and toiletries drive. Bring warm clothes, coats, wet wipes and toiletries to donated to those "that weren't as lucky as we were when Sandy struck," she wrote in an email blast to clients. Gordon said she was still finalizing details as to how to hand them out, but assured she will get donations to where they are needed. The studio entrance is in the parking lot behind Mary's Marvelous and Indian Wells Tavern.
Lululemon Athletica, at 35 Main St. in East Hampton Village is also collecting items such as clothes, coats, toiletries, and even diapers. They've just asked that when you drop off you separate them under "Mens, Women's, Children's, or Toiletries. On the store's Facebook page, they wrote, "More details will follow as to when we are making deliveries."
Kailani, at 729C Montauk Hwy. in Montauk, is collecting the following items for hurricane victims in the Long Beach area:
- Clothing (for babies, children, adults) everything from new underwear, socks, coats, shoes, pajamas, pants and shirts.
- Toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, shaving cream, disposable razors, hair brushes, hair ties.
- And for the kids: diapers, baby wipes, toys, crayons, coloring books.
At the Gayle Miller Annyx, a drive has been established for those who lost their homes on Staten Island. Bring warm coats, blankets, hats, scarves, gloves, etc. to the Annyx at 150 Main St. in Sag Harbor on Saturday and Sunday. For more information call 631-725-9064.
Know of other donation drives? Tell us in the comments below and we'll help spread the word.
Also, if you take pictures of the donations you are giving or the piles of donations at one of the drives, send them into Taylor.Vecsey@patch.com or text to 631-655-9801. Thanks!