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Sandy Relief Efforts Continue

Hurricane Sandy disaster relief supplies still needed.

East End Cares, an ad hoc local group of East End residents working toward providing Hurricane Sandy disaster relief,  is still collecting donations at various drop-off centers throughout the East End. These items are then being transported to communities further west, including Breezy Point, Rockaway, Long Beach and Staten Island. 

According to those on the ground in the storm-torn communities, clothes are no longer needed at this time. Donations most needed right now include baby food, baby formula, diapers, wipes, paper goods for eating, plastic utensils, toiletries, dog and cat food, medical supplies, plus all items related to clean up and construction, including but not limited to bleach, wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels, work gloves, dust masks, tarps, flashlights, batteries, heavy duty contractor bags, rope, headband lights, nails, tools, plastic trash bins, and fuel containers.

Donations can be made at various drop off points. The Montauk Community Church basement is now collecting donations and will hand out supplies to those transporting them further west from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for all communities in need. East Hampton Town Hall is collecting donations for its newly adopted sister-community Breezy Point, as are all local firehouses. In Southampton, the Jitney office in the Omni building in Southampton is also collecting needed items for all communities.

***Breezy Point’s fire department has great need for two new washing machines, two dryers, and two refrigerators, and an electric stove as generator power is promised within the next 48 hours. Those that may be willing to donate a new washer, dryer or refrigerator should contact Dennis O’Reilly, Montauk Fire Department and retired FDNY, directly at 516-527-9101

For more information, or to make a donation, contact the EEC Facebook page or Johnson Nordlinger at East Hampton Town Hall -  631-324-4140, or your local firehouse, and check the EEC Facebook page for further updates. https://www.facebook.com/groups/EastEndCares/

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Barbara F November 06, 2012 at 09:31 PM
MONTAUK FIRE TRUCK GOING TO MAKE DELIVERIES TO BREEZY POINT, ETC. TOMORROW MORNING. BEST PLACES TO LEAVE TOOLS, SHOVELS, ANYTHING YOU CAN DONATE: 1. 78 Park Place in front of Montauk Printing EHVillage Parking, 2. East Hampton Town Hall (Old building) leave it at the doorway; 3. Sag Harbor Garden Center. 4. Omni/Jitney CR 39A Southampton IF YOU LIVE NEAR THE OMNI OR IN SOUTHAMPTON AND CAN HELP SORT/LOAD DONATIONS PLEASE CONTACT ME ASAP. Barbara Feldman 631-329-6722 bfdesigns@optonline.net 4. Omni
Barbara F November 07, 2012 at 04:48 PM
We are covered at the Omni; the Jitney has coordinated with the SH Chamber and they will be organizing and delivering from the Omni, so if you live in that area and have donations, please bring them over. We have had so many wonderful people respond to this cause. Please go to East End Cares on FB to keep up with what we need, which changes on a priority basis constantly. Right now flashlights and batteries, pet food, and children's clothing, diapers, formula, pre-packaged meals and non perishable food (with plastic utensils attached), and always, water.
Barbara F November 07, 2012 at 09:37 PM
PLEASE. These people have lost their homes and their belongings but they have not lost their pride. We spent all day sorting clothing that had been donated, much of which was dirty. Would you put your child into a jacket with spit up on it? How about sweaters that leave a cloud of dust when they are shaken and folded? We would rather not have items like this. Please make sure everything is washed, clean, and wearable if you are donating clothing. Our priorities continue to be food, plastic utensils, flashlights, batteries, pet supplies, and cleaning goods. Thank you.

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