Hurricane Sandy Relief — Local Donation Collection Sites

I was looking for information about local collection sites for hurricane relief, and beyond Mamatoga who has a big list of donation  drop-off locations listed for the Saratoga area, I didn’t find too much. But here’s what I did find.

  • There’s a drop-off site in Guilderland with details on the TU’s Guilderland blog.
  • The First Reformed Church of Schenectady is collecting new socks, new underwear and towels for residents of Staten Island on Sundays from 9-12 or weekdays 9-3, or by arrangement if you call Rev. Stacey Midge at 518-533-8000.
  • YNN’s blog also has a list of drop-off centers as well.
  • WNYC has a great list of volunteer opportunities and resources for people located in or near  NYC and New Jersey. I know we’re not there, but since communication is so spotty for some folks, I thought it might be information worth passing along.
  • Here’s a link to Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund if you want to donate money.

Please feel free to leave comments with links to other drop-off sites. Comments on FB OR on the blog help, but if you really want to spread the word, both works even better.

5 Comments

  1. Lisa

    Coccadotts is accepting donations and will be driving their Cupcake Truck down on Wednesday to deliver. 🙂

  2. Matt

    I thought relief organizations wanted cash, not goods; it costs more money to sort and transport goods in most cases than it does to simply purchase them closer to the relief site from warehouses and move them where needed.

    I like the idea of the cupcake truck going down though, I bet that will bring a lot of smiles!!

  3. @Matt, you’re reminding me of the people in the suburbs who were buying dogfood for the search-and-rescue dogs in the city after 9/11. I was like, Jeez we have dog food in the city. I get the impression that in these cases many of the efforts are by people who know someone in NYC or NJ, so they’ve asked them what they can bring. I don’t know what it is about why people like to buy stuff more than give money–more tangible, maybe?

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