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The effects of Hurricane Sandy are far worse than any of us could have imagined. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families in this time of struggle and loss. Catholic Charities has been working tirelessly throughout the storm-related areas to bring relief and assistance to those left without shelter or in need of aid. Our resources, however, are being spread thin, and we are in need of your support. Funds collected will be used for the immediate humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable in the affected communities in downstate New York and New Jersey.

Checks can be made out to Catholic Charities Sandy Relief and sent to:
Catholic Charities
40 North Main Ave.
Albany, NY 12203

To donate online, please click the link below.


The East Greenbush Fire Company & Ladies Auxiliary

The East Greenbush Fire Company & Ladies Auxiliary are collecting basic necessities for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Friday, November 9th 4pm-8pm & Saturday, November 10th Noon-8pm
at the EGFD Park Station Fire House, 68 Phillips Rd, East Greenbush.

We are collecting blankets, sleeping bags, water, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes,
razors, soap, diapers, baby food & formula, batteries, pet food, new socks,
new underwear, non-perishable foods and other basic necessities.
All donations will be brought downstate to New York City next weekend after the collection.

Any questions please contact Jeanne Mastin @518-369-2537


Downstate Professional Firefighters

Following items have been requested by Downstate Professional Firefighters, drop-offs will be at the Union Hall next Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 8am-4pm. If you can't make it to the Union Hall and would like to donate, contact any member of the Executive Board and arrangements will be made to get the donation. If members could contact family and friends for donations, it would be greatly appreciated.

List of Items:

Clorox Bleach
Flashlights & Batteries
Baby Formula
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Toiletries (soap, deodorant, toothbrush, tootpaste, female hygeine products)
Work Gloves
Grenola Bars
Socks, Hats, Gloves, Hand & Feet Warmers
Trash Bags
Duraflame Logs
Hand Sanatizer
Sleeping Bags & Blankets

Information from the Albany Permanent Professional Firefighter’s Assocation:


Euphrates Inc in Johnstown

Euphrates Inc is accepting disaster relief supplies until 5 PM Friday November 9th. Donations can be dropped off at their building at 230 Enterprise Road. A tractor trailer will leave Johnstown on Saturday morning bound for the recently storm-stricken NYC and greater metro area. During a telephone conference with Fulton County & Beyond yesterday afternoon, disaster relief officials in NYC indicated that they are requesting personal supplies such as soap, shampoo and related items in addition to non-perishable food items, can openers, bottled water and Gatorade.

Information from Euphrates Inc’s Facebook page:


SaraBella Pizza

391 Sand Creek, Colonie
across from Colonie High

Please help us raise as much money as possible for the Sandy Victims now in NYC an NJ. At our cash register we have a can and will be donating it to the Red Cross in Albany. We all have family who is suffering from this tragedy.


Hampton Inn - Clifton Park and Hilton Garden Inn - Saratoga

Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau, with support from the Hampton Inn-Clifton Park and Hilton Garden Inn-Saratoga, is collecting items for hurricane victims on Staten Island.

Items must be turned in by 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5.

Suggested donations are non-perishable food, bottled water, blankets, towels, toiletries, work gloves, commercial-strength garbage bags, bubble-wrap and cleaning supplies.

Hotels and restaurants especially are asked to search their inventories for any of these items.
Donations may be dropped off at the Hilton Garden Inn, South Broadway, in Saratoga Springs or the Hampton Inn, 620 Plank Rd., Clifton Park. To contact either hotel call 587-1500 or 373-2345, respectively.


Enlighten Yoga + Community Center

Enlighten Yoga + Community Center, located on the first floor of the Clock Tower Building, 37 Prospect Street in Amsterdam, will be taking donations for Hurricane Relief from 9am-5pm Saturday November 3rd. Non-perishible food, bottled water, batteries, flashlights, blankets, coats, sweaters, gloves, baby formula, diapers and wipes, personal care items and toiletries, will be accepted.. the studio is closest to the Brookside Avenue entrance, for ease in carrying in donations, and the contact number is 518-866-3621.


Berkshire Volunteer Fire Department

There is a box in the meeting room at Station 1 of the Berkshire Volunteer Fire Department for donations to Hurricane Sandy victims. The items will be taken Sunday afternoon.


Hudson Valley

Chabad of Ulster County, Congregation Agudas Achim in Kingston, Congregation Ezrath Israel in Ellenville and other

Chabad of Ulster County, Congregation Agudas Achim in Kingston, Congregation Ezrath Israel in Ellenville, and other Congregations are organizing for a truck to deliver food and clothing to the victims of hurricane Sandy in Staten Island this upcoming Sunday, Nov. 4th.
A lot of people in Staten Island have lost their homes, their belongings and are left with nothing. The community in Staten Island has reached out to us for assistance.
We humbly ask for your help. You can donate
• canned food,
• bottled water,
• non-perishable items,
• clothing (new or in good condition),
• bedding (new or in good condition),
• clean blankets,
• diapers and wipes,
• toiletries.

Locations for drop off:
Rhinebeck Jewish Center
102 Montgomery St Rhinebeck St, Rhinebeck NY 12572
Cong. Agudas Achim
254 Lucas Ave Kingston Ny 12401
Cong. Ezrath Israel
Ellenville NY , 12572
Jewish Federation of Dutchess County
110 South Grand Ave Poughkeepsie NY 12603


Hopewell EZ Storage

We are doing a collection of bottled water (cases, gallons, jugs) for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. You can drop your donations at Hopewell EZ Storage on Rt 82 in Hopewell this Saturday (9-12) Monday (9-5), Tuesday (9-5) or Wednesday (9-5) of this week, or at Coach's Food and Spirits (156 Church Street, Millbrook) any day, from 11 am-10 pm.


Baby supply drive

Carrie Nolan Regan from Pine Bush has family in Breezy Point. She has initiated a baby-supply drive through facebook to benefit St. Francis Shelter in Rockaway.

Multiple Drop-Off Locations for this drive include
? 305 Cloverdale Court, New Windsor 744 Wallkill Ave
? Pine Bush 41 Talbot Road Harriman, NY 10926
? 56 Park Ave Highland Mills
? 52 Laudaten Way Warwick
? Main St Cutters- 45 Quaker Ave, Cornwall PIaza
? 123 East Main St Walden Middletown


Jewish Federation to Host Mitzvah Day

The Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County, in cooperation with the Newburgh Jewish Community Center and all of the synagogues in Orange County, will be hosting a countywide "Mitzvah Day" on Sunday, November 4th from 1-4 pm at Kol Yisrael at 290 North Street, Newburgh.

Over 100 volunteers are expected to turn out and will be sorting and packaging the huge collection of clothing, household item, toiletries, canned and packaged foods, dental supplies, children's books and school supplies which have already been collected at synagogues throughout Orange County. The items will be distributed to those in need, including many people who have been hard hit by "Superstorm Sandy". The items will be distributed by homeless shelters, food banks, soup kitchens, Headstart programs and other venues which serve those in need.

We will also be having a blood drive from 11- 3PM.


Town of New Paltz Town Hall

Saturday November 3rd and Sunday November 4th
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
The Town of New Paltz Town Hall will be a drop off center for items that will be brought to Hurricane Sandy impacted communities (Rockaways, Broad Channel, Long Island, etc)

Industrial strength black garbage bags, heavy duty rubber gloves, water, food (canned goods, coffee, pasta, bread & sandwich materials, snacks for kids), flashlights and batteries (AA, AAA, D), generators, hand sanitizer, towels, toilet paper, toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, feminine products, etc.), new underwear (all sizes, kids, adults), all sizes socks in packaging, paper goods (for shelters to distribute food), baby items (diapers, wipes), first aid kits and related items (bandaids, etc), toys/activities for kids, gas and gas cans.


Everyday Angels

Everyday Angels will be at the corner of 17K and 17M Saturday collecting items for the people devastated by Sandy. They are looking for items like blankets, coats and personal hygiene items. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP