Newport Drop-Off Sites Accepting Donations for Hurricane Victims
In response to the devastation left in Hurricane Sandy’s path, a group of Aquidneck Island residents have organized “SOS STATEN ISLAND,” an island-wide
drive for the next two weeks, until Sunday, November 18, 2012, to collect clothing and other much-needed household items at convenient drop-off sites in Middletown, Newport and Portsmouth, all for the thousands upon thousands of Staten Island hurricane victims, many of whom are now homeless.
Drop-off sites are in place (until Sunday, November 18, 2012, for delivery by Thanksgiving) at: Middletown Fire Department on Wyatt Road, Newport Fire Department (West Marlborough Street, Touro Street and Old Fort Road), Middletown Public Library on East Main Road, Newport Public Library on Spring Street, and Peoples’ Café on Thames Street in Newport. One advantage of the Middletown Fire Department’s drop-off location is its availability to accept donations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Donations requested are: Clothes (New or Like New), including jackets, coats, hats, gloves, scarves, socks,
sweatpants and sweatshirts, underwear, thermals, Blankets, Sheets, Towels, Baby Clothing (Infant & Toddler), Formula, Diapers, Wipes, Bottles, Pacifiers, Pet
Food & Supplies such as canned and dry food, leashes, litter, litter pans and scoops, bedding, treats, Canned Goods, Shelf Food, Bottled Water, Juice, BoxesToiletries
such as Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Hairbrushes, Razors (in clear zip-lock bags),Suitcases, Heavy-Duty Garbage Bags, Large Containers to package donations, Cleaning Products such as mops, paper towels, sponges, cleaners, and toilet paper.
Additional information can be obtained on the Web at www.Facebook.com/SOSStatenIsland.RI,Twitter@sosstatenisland, by email to SOS.Staten.Island@gmail.com or by telephone to Trish Vasseur at (401) 556-6548. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED AS WELL!!!