Most of us in NEPA have spent at least a weekend or 2 on the Jersey Shore and are looking for ways to help following last week’s devastation from Hurricane Sandy.
Today we received an email from a listener, Kathy Hernandez of Albrightsville. She lives in PA but calls herself a Jersey girl.
Her group, Pocono Friends 2012 is hosting a Hurricane Sandy Relief Donation drive this weekend.
A truck has been donated and is headed for Monmouth County Saturday November 17th.
Here’s how you can help this weekend:
Saturday November 10th please bring donations to C. Winchell Plaza on Route 940 West, Pocono Summit, PA from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (located between Blue Ridge Communications and the Pet Pantry).
Sunday November 11th please bring donations to BSA Camp Minsi, Route 940 West, Pocono Summit, PA (located across the street from the Pocono Regional Police). We will be accepting donations until Friday November 16th.
LIST OF ITEMS NEEDED:
"Granny Carts" (for people to take home supplies)
5 Lb Bags of Charcoal
Batteries (all sizes)
Blankets & Pillows
Body Wash & Soap
Boots (work, rubber, rain, etc.)
Canned Fruit (pop-top lids preferred)
Canned Meats (pop-top lids preferred)
Canned Tuna (pop-top lids)
Disposable Diapers (all sizes)
Disposable Plates, Utensils, Napkins & Bowls
Ensure/Boost Dietary Supplements
First Aid Items/Kits (self-adhesive bandages, ointments, alcohol wipes)
Generator & Gasoline Pumps Tools
Shoes (new & gently worn)
Gloves (work, heavy duty waterproof, rubber & winter)
Heavy Duty Garbage Bags
Heavy Winter Coats & Jackets
Infant & Toddler Body Washes
N-95 Respirator Masks
One Can Meals (ravioli, Spaghetti-O's, chili, stew with pop-top lids)
OTCs: Tylenol, Cough Medicine, Infant/Toddler Meds
Ready-to-Feed Baby Formula
Sanitary Items for Woman
Shampoo & Conditioner
Stuffed Animals/Stickers/ Coloring Books & Crayons
Towels & Rags (previously used can be sent to animal shelters)
Zip-Loc Bags (all sizes)
*PLEASE NOTE – THERE IS DIRE NEED FOR CLEANING SUPPLIES AND ELECTRIC OIL FILLED HEATERS FOR THE EMERGENCY RESPONDERS IN THOSE AREAS & WE WILL ALSO NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP LOAD UP THE TRUCKS
For more info call: Chuck (570) 872-6637 or Jen (570) 872-4239
Just wanted to let everybody know that we will be still collecting through Friday! Please give Chuck or Jen a call at the numbers listed above on the blog if you need more information and drop off locations. We need to stop collecting clothes but received a call that they are in dire need of new socks and underwear - we also still need food, duct & masking tape, shovels, first aid kits, school and office supplies and so much more. THANK YOU EVERYBODY who has already called, pitched in and donated - it is greatly appreciated. Our receivers on the NJ end are so excited that we are coming with Love from the Poconos on Saturday :)
POCONO FRIENDS 2012: TOGETHER WE CAN!
Thank you so much for your support. This weekend proved successful but we still need more - especially new socks and underwear. I tried posting an update in comments but could not. Could you please let the folks know we will be collecting through Friday and they can call Chuck or Jen for the details on items still needed and locations to drop off? Have an awesome week!
Kathy Hernandez, Albrightsville, PA
...for the update. And glad to hear things went well this weekend. We'll keep spreading the word.~Rock