Legislator Wayne Horsley (D–Babylon) will be sponsoring a food, clothing and supply collection drive starting today at his district office in Lindenhurst.
“Lindenhurst Village and Babylon Town were among those areas hardest hit by Sandy," said Horsley in a release. "Many residents in my district have lost their homes or are going without power or heat. I am calling on the community to help our neighbors by donating non-perishable food items, gently used clothing and basic supplies to our residents impacted by the storm.”
Materials and supplies can be dropped off at Horsley's office at 123 North Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst all week long from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Horlsey suggested the following items be collected: Ready-to-eat, non-perishable foods, cereal bars, cereal, Carnation instant breakfast, canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly, bread items, tuna, nuts, juice boxes, iced tea, water and baby food, diapers, etc. Gift cards to local restaurants or drug stores are also welcome. In addition, batteries, blankets, flashlights, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, and school supplies as well as paper goods such as plates, cups, utensils, napkins, paper towels and trash bags are also needed. We are also asking for blankets, pillows, and air mattresses.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Lindenhurst will serve as a distribution point for the collected items. The church will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
“Restorations will take time," Horsley said. "Together we can help each other through this crisis. I ask those of you who are able, to contribute to this effort to help ease the stress and hardship our neighbors are facing."