TUCKAHOE, N.Y. – Two Tuckahoe organizations are joining forces to help their neighbors in need, and will host a donation drive to help deliver essential supplies to those most devastated by the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
The Tuckahoe Youth Association and Tuckahoe After School Care will come together for the second time to collect provisions for a Tuckahoe family that has relatives in Bell Harbor, where many homes were severely damaged, if not destroyed.
The items that are most needed include: heavy duty contractor garbage bags, work gloves, masks, batteries – C and D are most important, but all types will be accepted – flashlights and men’s work boots.
Other items that have been requested are mops, brooms, shovels, buckets, duct tape, bleach and other cleaning supplies. More than enough clothing has already been donated, and more will not be accepted.
Medicine, food and baby supplies are also in short supply. Any cough medicine, band-aids, Neosporin, ace bandages, granola bars, juice boxes, powdered milk, jelly, bread, baby food, formula, bottles and baby wipes will be accepted.
Contributions can be dropped off from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the Tuckahoe Community Center.
Both organizations will make their way to the Rockaways on Sunday morning to deliver collected items and help with the clean-up process. SUV’s and vans to carry the items are in short supply, and any residents with a few hours to spare would be appreciated.
For those interested, contact Todd Hommel at (914) 374-7620.