GREENPORT–Although it has been almost three weeks since Hurricane Sandy hit, the need for relief remains great. Many people still have no home, no heat, no food or basic necessities, according to a press release from Sheriff David Harrison, Jr.
As Thanksgiving approaches, the sheriff, along with members of the Columbia County Corrections Officer’s Benevolent Association and the Columbia County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, are conducting a donation drive to collect most needed items for the people of New York City, Long Island and the surrounding New York counties that were severely impacted by the storm.
Donations will be accepted at Public Safety Building main lobby, 85 Industrial Tract, 24 hours a day from now through Monday, November 26.
Items will be turned over for transportation, Thursday, November 27.
Items being collected are listed below. For health reasons, donated items such as towels and blankets should be new. For logistical reasons, donations of used items, such as clothing and furniture, are not being collected at this time. Needed items are: new inexpensive towels, cleaning supplies, new inexpensive blankets, work gloves, flashlights, batteries, toiletries, baby wipes/diapers, non-perishable foods, garbage bags and cases of water.
The Sheriff’s Office does not have the ability to accept monetary donations. To donate directly to the Salvation Army, mail a donation to: The Salvation Army, 117 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill 10566.