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Scouts Collecting Items For Hurricane Sandy Victims

Trailer will be in town from Sunday through Friday of the coming week. The following items are needed to help victims of the storm:

The following is an announcement from Boy Scout Troop 48:

Boy Scout Troop 48 Lynnfield is leading efforts with local Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops and community organizations to partner with the Scouts from the Aquehonga District, the home of Boy Scouts on Staten Island, New York, to coordinate the donation of needed supplies to families affected by Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island.

Starting Sunday, November 11, a 48' trailer will be on site at the Lynnfield Middle School, 505 Main Street, Lynnfield, to gather supplies.  We will take in donated items from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Sunday and Monday, November 11 and 12 and from 3:00 - 6:00 PM, Tuesday - Friday, November 13 - 16. The trailer will leave early on Saturday, November 17 for Boy Scout Camp Pouch on Staten Island, NY.

Needed items for donation include:

Construction/Cleaning Supplies

work gloves

heavy duty waterproof gloves

work goggles

N-95 respirator masks

brooms, mops, rakes, shovels

sponges

heavy duty garbage bags

spray bottles

bleach

duct tape, masking tape

markers, pens

masks

towels / rags

tarps

pumps

tools

Light Sources

flashlights

lanterns

batteries

Things to Keep People Warm

new bedding & blankets

hand warmers

boots

thick socks

Food Items

bottled water

non-perishable food and quick snacks like granola bars and snack packs

paper and plastic plates, dishes, cups and cutlery

Baby Items

baby food

diapers, wipes, powder, cream etc.

Sanitary Items

toilet paper

paper towels

hand sanitizers / wipes

toiletries – deodorants, shampoos, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.

first aid kits

Pet Food

dog, cat, bird, hamster

The donation of clothing is no longer required in the Staten Island, NY area and will not be accepted at the trailer.

Please contact Boy Scout Troop 48 Scoutmaster Gordon Forrest at gef_home@hotmail.com for more information or just bring your donated items to the trailer during the scheduled drop off times.

mary stewart November 10, 2012 at 08:32 PM
.Good job Boy Scouts!!! This kind of help will really benefit people in Staten Island
Dorothy November 12, 2012 at 06:32 PM
This is great! I was looking for something like this. So, glad i is a local effort and right up the street. I hope you get an excellent response. Kudos to Troop 48.

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