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How You Can Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

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How You Can Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

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The United Way, St. Mary Church and the Senior Center are all serving as drop-off centers for donations to help residents impacted by the storm.

A local business, Baby Love, is also collecting supplies and items for babies and children impacted by the storm.


Volunteers can go to help out at Joel Barlow High School and Helen Keller Middle School. Both places are open as comfort stations over the weekend.


As residents in Fairfield and Southport begin to regain power, many are asking how they can help those in need in town.

Town officials and emergency personnel have referred those who wish to volunteer to the American Red Cross website to find local opportunities -- here is a list of places/organizations to get involved with or contribute to:

Support Groups

Recovery is For Everyone

Fairfield Public Library

1080 Post Road


Child Guidance Center of Greater Bridgeport

First Church Congregational

148 Beach Road


Local Help with Housing/Food

Operation Hope

Shelters for Men, Woman, and Families

50 Nichols Street


Operation Hope also needs help replenishing their food pantry. They accept non-perishables and are especially in need of canned stew, canned tuna, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, and juice boxes.

The organization also has a major need for diapers in all sizes.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen

661 Old Post Road


New Canaan

  • Residents seeking to help those without power in New Canaan should call the town’s Office of Emergency Management at 203-594-4100 to see where help is needed. Mostly, the OEM is looking for people to help staff the eight 24/7 phone lines that ring off the hook with every new update that goes out from the agency. Residents also are encouraged the check on neighbors, as many of those who have lost power, phone and Internet may have had a tough time getting out of their blocked driveways.


Volunteers can go to the Redding Community Center or Joel Barlow High School. Trunk-or-Treat is also planned for Saturday, Nov. 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. Bring candy for the kids. 


In Stamford, residents looking to help their fellow citizens have several options available to them. Currently, the Red Cross is managing a shelter at the Stamford High School for those displaced by the storm. The Salvation Army is currently handling the distribution of food. Mayor Michael Pavia directed those interested in assisting with relief efforts to contact groups within Stamford like Backyard Humanitarians and other local groups who are community partners with national groups and provide bodies, supplies and manpower. Currently, Backyard Humanitarians said their most needed items are towels, blankets, toiletries and non-perishable food items. All other types of donations are accepted and welcome. You can call Backyard Humanitarians at 203.524.9788. They can also help direct residents to specific locations that need specific items.


A local pizzeria is raising funds for American Red Cross with an event called "Election 2012," which pits two pizzas -- The Feal Good Foundation Pizza and The Meatpacking District -- against each other. Click here for more info.


Those wishing to help in Weston can go to Weston High School where a comfort station will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. over the weekend. The town's storm information line is (203) 454-1161.


Want to volunteer in Wilton? Miller-Driscoll is the town's comfort station. 

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