Niagara Gazette

November 9, 2012

Food drive scheduled for Sandy victims

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Niagara Gazette

Niagara Gazette — A local charity drive has been scheduled to assist downstate communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

State Assemblyman John Ceretto's Pine Avenue office will be used as a collection site for donated items. The office, located at 1700 Pine Ave., will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. Collected items will be assembled in Albany and shipped to Staten Island, Queens and Long Island throughout the week. 

"I am encouraging members of our community to join me in donating items for communities downstate that have been devastated by Superstorm Sandy," Ceretto said. "Basic supplies such as bottled water, diapers and batteries are in great demand in these affected communities. Now is the time for all New Yorkers to come together to help our fellow citizens." 

Items in demand include:

• Bottled water

• Canned and non-perishable food items

• Can openers

• Garbage bags

• Work gloves

• Disposable masks

• Shovels

• Flashlights

• Batteries (especially D and C)

• Ziploc bags

• Bleach and cleaning supplies

• Cleaning wipes/baby wipes

• Diapers

• Toilet papers

• Paper towels

• Toothbrush/toothpaste

• Pet food

• Blankets

• Hand warmers

• Winter hats, gloves and scarves

• Clothing

• School supplies