East Hampton residents are asked to continue to support the ongoing needs of the victims of Hurricane Sandy. We are asking for help to the “Fill a Bucket”.
One of the most immediate needs is cleaning products. Our focus for the next delivery of goods will be to “Fill a Bucket” with cleaning products. We will be collecting donations at Stop and Shop this Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Five-gallon Buckets with lids have been made available through a low-cost arrangement with Lowe’s. They are easy to transport and deliver. The Buckets also make it easy for the recipients to transport and store. So now we just need your help in filling those Buckets. In addition to the cleaning products, paper towels and rubber gloves in large quantities are needed.
We are partnering with America Recovers, a Connecticut disaster assistance group, to assist in their efforts to support the immediate and long-term needs of the victims of Hurricane Sandy. America Recovers has a staging area in Madison to accept donations. They have partnered with Amtrak to make deliveries in the most hard-hit areas. Volunteers are meeting trains and delivering items directly to local fire departments, church groups and others. One hundred percent of what's collected will go immediately to those impacted by the hurricane.
If you prefer to make a monetary donation, America Recovers is working with Humanitarian International Services Group (HISG) to receive donations that will be used to cover costs associated with purchasing needed items and shipping costs. You can make donations designated to go to Hurricane Sandy survivors online at HISG: Hurricane Sandy Donations,www.hisg.org. Be sure to mark your check East Hampton CT “Fill a Bucket”.
East Hampton residents and organizations can contact Lynda Krasnitski at 860-539-0266 or Karen Olson email@example.com to arrange for pickup of donations, to ask questions, or to volunteer your time. Specific questions about America Recovers can be directed to Suzanne Novak at 203-645-2209. Additional information and updates can also be found on America Recovers’ Facebook page.