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A Few Ways to Help With Sandy Recovery

Locals are trying to help.

A Few Ways to Help With Sandy Recovery

The East Brunswick Youth Council will be taking up a collection of these items to help those victims in need. Please help if you can, according to an announcement by Councilwoman Denise Contrino. The items they are in need of are:

  • work gloves
  • latex gloves
  • heavy duty garbage bags            
  • heavy duty paper towels              
  • diapers                  
  • baby formula
  • toothbrushes
  • new cleaning supplies                  
  • toothpaste
  • sponges                                            
  • hair brushes
  • deodorant
  • batteries                                            
  • flashlights                                        
  • jackets
  • warm gloves
  • warm hats
  • candles                                            
  • blankets

The group also is taking up a cash collection for the American Red Cross on behalf of the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Checks can be made out to “East Brunswick Youth Council” as they will be writing one check out to the American Red Cross.

Bring your donations to 350 Dunhams Corner Road, Wednesday, Nov. 7, through Friday, Nov. 9. From 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The donations will be delivered on Saturday, Nov. 10.

In addition, Dr. Fleer Orthodontics at 177 Main St. is collecting items for shelters in Keyport, Keansburg, Union Beach, and Hazlet. You can drop items off at their office during business hours. Shelters are asking for: Cat/Dog Food, Juice Boxes, Baby Shampoo, Bottles and Sippy cups, Large Diapers, Gerber Graduates, Gloves, Masks, Tissue, Fem. Products, Grocery Bags, Shampoo and Conditioner, Towels, Blankets.

There also is a clothing drive. Bring any and all types of clean clothing (especially warm clothes and coats) to 50 Louise Drive off Riva Avenue near Bicentennial Park.

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