After Hurricane Sandy: Donation Information

Thanks to social media like Facebook, so many pages have been developed after Hurricane Sandy. I don't "Like" every single page I come across - I scan through the page first to see the timeliness of posts, information offered and engagement on the page. One of the pages I came across is the "Hurricane Information & Donation Locations."  One of their recent posts was a list of the basic necessity items (with some brands) needed by people in shelters and those affected by the storm. The list is based on the Facebook page administrators observations and comments - They also added: "Please feel free to add to this! To the companies tagged in this post, please feel free to lend a hand - it will not go unrecognized! PLEASE SHARE."


Batteries (Especially C & D) Duracell Enegizer

Flashlights Maglite
Surgical Gloves
Hand/Foot Warmers
Warm Blankets Target
Diapers (all sizes) Walmart
Toothbrushes Rite Aid
Toothpaste Duane Reade
Razors Walgreens
Duraflame Firelogs
Firewood Lowe's Home Improvement
Winter Coats
Dry/Powdered Milk (any milk which doesn't have to be refrigerated)
Pet food (all kinds)
Cleaning Solutions
Plywood (to help board up homes with broken doors/windows)
Or Contribute Funds to a Relief Organization

as posted by Hurricane Information & Donation Locations:

Woodhaven Residents Block Association
84-20 Jamaica Ave, Woodhaven, NY 11421
718-296-3735, 917 886-2070
We are taking clothes, Sundries, WE HAVE HAD REQUESTS FOR FOOD 
We need blankets & extension cords

Woodhaven - Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corp
78 - 15 Jamaica Ave, Woodhaven, NY. (718) 296-7918
Our Sister Org, a little further down the avenue

The Broad Channel American Legion Post 1404
209 Cross-Bay Blvd Broad Channel NY 11693
They have set up a command center there, if you are making a trip to the channel, call a group and fill up your car with supplies!

My Sensei has graciously added the Dojo to the list of drop off points
Traditional Karate America
98 18 103 Ave
Ozone Park NY 11417
Tel. 718 805 8200

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo
District Office
159-53 102nd Street, Howard Beach, NY 11414, Phone: (718) 738-1111 , Fax: (718) 322-5760
Satellite Office
66-85 73rd Place, Middle Village, NY 11379, Phone: (718) 497-1630 , Fax: (718) 497-1761

Councilman Eric Ulrich
District Office Address
93-06 101st Avenue, Ozone Park 11416, Phone 718-738-1083 , Fax 718 738-1918

from the Jersey Shore page (NO - NOT the show!)

Bound Brook:
The Salvation army of BoundBrook
108 Hamilton st. bound Brook, NJ
open 1pm-5pm M-F starting 11/1/12


Breton woods fire dept.
665 Mantaloking rd brick N.J. 08723
Fountain of Life Center
2035 Columbus Rd
Burlington, NJ,

Eagleswood Fire company
219 Railroad Avenue Eagleswood, New Jersey 08092

Harrington Park:
St. Andrew’s Epicopal Church
31 Lynn Street
Harrington Park, NJ
Drop off anytime from November 4-November

Maranatha Baptist Church
Holmdel Rd.
St. Benedict’s
Bethany Rd.

he Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey has designated Saint Marks Episcopal Church in Keansburg as a disaster relief center in addition to the Bolger school center which is a government run shelter we are providing hot food 12-3 everyday, and are collecting coats blankets and clothes to distribute. 247 Carr ave keansburg nj

Keyport Central School Shelter
335 Broad St.
Keyport, NJ 07735
Monmouth County
Little Egg Harbor/ Tuckerton:
Senior Center /Food bank
641 Radio Rd., Little Egg Harbor
The Pinelands Junior High School
Nugentown Rd.
Pinelands Regional Middle School:
Nugentown Rd

Thompson Park,
805 Newman Springs Road (Route 520) in Lincroft.
NOTE: The donation center is located at the service entrance of the park. It is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to receive donated items.
Southern Regional High School
Manahawkin/ Stafford
King of Kings Parish Shelters
Manahawkin/ Stafford
Stafford Rescue Workers
Squad 38
365 East Bay Ave, Route 9, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Manchester Fire house
545 Commonwealth Blvd Manchester, NJ 08757

Broadway Pizza
246 Livingston Street
Northvale, NJ
Drop off anytime from November 4-November 18.
Pemberton area:
BCC’s PE Building (Red Cross shelter)
Angels of God Clothing Closet
334 South Broadway Pitman NJ 08071
PLEASE CALL 856-625-8652 to set up a drop off time or stop by any of the designated collection times.

NOV. 6 (Tue) 9AM-1PM
NOV. 6 (Tue) 5PM-8PM
NOV. 10th (Sat) 9AM-1PM
Point Pleasant:
Harvey’s Closet Thrift Shop
basement of Harvey Memorial United Methodist Church, 1120 Arnold Avenue,
Point Pleasant
10 am to 4 pm TODAY (Saturday 11/3).
Anyone affected by Hurricane Sandy who needs clothing, as well as any Shelter volunteers who need clothing for their shelters, are welcome to come and receive clothing free of charge.
Donations of clean, gently used clothing with no stains or holes are also welcome to be dropped off.
21 E. Front Street in Red Bank
Toms River:
Toms River Intermediate South
1675 Pinewald Road Beachwood, NJ 08722
TES Donation Center
213 Marine St
Tuckerton, NJ
NOTE: Use Left rear entrance near cafeteria
8am-12noon Daily
Union Beach:
Holy Family parish and school Shelter
727 highway 36
Union Beach, NJ 07730

Central School Shelter
Broad St
Union Beach

The Union Beach fire company #1
1110 union ave
Union Beach, NJ

 Additional listings and info can be found at: Jersey Shore facebook page

Rock The Rescue - NJ
Join & follow updates on Twitter at #How2Help

As of Saturday morning, 6800 NJ residents are living in shelters. So many have donated and some items are still needed.
1. Underwear
2. Socks
3. School supplies for little ones to return to school

Betty Shepard, owner of Wisteria Cleaning Company in New Jersey is collecting donations to take to shelters. She will make another run to distribution centers the end of the week. If you are interested in donating, message Betty and she will make arrangements to pick up.

 Send check donations to:
The Salvation Army Disaster Services Center
PO BOX 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301
Please designate “2012 Hurricane Season” on all checks.
NOTE: At this point, in-kind donations, such as used clothing and used furniture, are not being accepted for hurricane relief.

Two organizations accepting fund contributions are The American Red Cross and The Salvation Army. Locally, in New York and New Jersey areas, people have also banded together to donate their own home goods and clothing to local churches and shelters. Many of the locations in need of donations have been shared on Twitter.

For more locations in need of donations in the QUEENS borough area in New York, please read: Donate to Queens victims of Hurricane Sandy. 

Besides donating funds and goods, you can also volunteer your time. For a list of projects and locations go to: New York Cares: Hurricane Sandy Disaster Response.

If you live in Cape May County, Atlantic County or Ocean County, New Jersey and need assistance or if you would like help by donating your time, clothing and/or food then click here for info on: Shore Helpers. 

For a list of food pantries and related assistance programs operated by sponsoring organizations in Cape May County, NJ as shared on Cape may County Herald see: Food Pantries, Related Assistance Available

As of yesterday and up and running click here to Donate to the: Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.

Another list of sources for donation information was posted at NBC's RockCenter. Click to read info here: Hurricane Sandy: How You Can Help.
Also check out the list from TIME: Sandy's Aftermath: How to help.

The massive Tide truck has arrived in NJ Saturday. For Hurricane Sandy victims, Tide will wash your clothes for free. They are looking to help in additional locations as well. Tide began washing clothes Saturday November 3 at Lowe’s 118 New Jersey 35 Eatontown, NJ 07724. Clothing was accepted starting at 8am ET and was/is limited to 2 loads of clothing per family/per day.

And don't forget: All day Monday November 5 is "Day of Giving" - Disney & the ABC network have teamed up with the Red Cross to hold a ‘Day of Giving’ to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The ABC network is  encouraging people to donate to the Red Cross during their programming today, kicking off on Good Morning America. You can also follow along on Twitter at #DayOfGiving.Your donation will help provide meals, shelter and hope to families who need it most. 

 (Ironically) Pleasantville, NJ
Entire neighborhoods have been rearranged by hurricane-force winds and waves. One-story bungalows, lifted off their sand foundations, came to rest a full block from where they were built, while more recent two-and three-story homes are now see-through structures, their contents – furniture, appliances, even wallboard and flooring – hauntingly absent. Photo by Les Stone/American Red Cross

People have also been sharing gas station locations with power + gas and minimum wait. As for New Jersey gasoline, it's like the gas rations I remember from the 70's: If your license plate ends in an odd number, you can get gas on ODD number DAYS -- The same goes for even end number license plates can get gas on EVEN days. 
In Long Beach Island, New Jersey residents will have a "Grab and Go" day Monday November 5 and Tuesday November 6. Click to read about this at: The Press of Atlantic City.

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