The First Presbyterian Church of Babylon is continuing its clothing, food and supply drive for the neediest families of Babylon Village and other areas hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.
On Saturday, the church and its members will begin distributing the amazing contributions left by locals at the building the day before. A simple Facebook message went locally viral on Friday and donators came in by the dozens.
By late afternoon Friday, the gymnasium at the church was packed with everything from coats to shoes, shirts to underwear and a large amount of food, some of which was donated right off the shelves by nearby Gemelli's Market.
The church still needs school supplies, tolietries and other food items to distribute – those with items and looking to donate can drop them off at the church.
Volunteers will be starting the distribution process tomorrow in the hardest hit areas of our community – including near the docks and the Fred Shores neighborhood. Anyone who would like to help out is more than welcome to head to the church and give their time starting at 10 a.m.
Other places throughout Babylon Village are joining the army of volunteers and collecting items to distribute to families that lost everything:
- Village Pharmacy and Surgical – accepting food and clothing donations
- Babylon Christian School – collecting donations
- Pandemonium Boutique – food donations