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REMINDER: Operation Sandy from Mass. Collecting Donations Saturday on Foxborough Common

A local group has organized to collect donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey.

A local group of Foxborough volunteers have come together to collect donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey.

The group, Operation Sandy from Mass., will have a truck on Foxborough Common collecting donations for those affected by Hurricane Sandy on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The truck will leave Foxborough for New York and New Jersey at 1:30 p.m.

The group is looking to collect the following items:

  • Charcoal Grills and Charcoal                       
  • Diapers/Pull Ups                                   
  • Batteries/Flashlights
  • Sleeping Bags                                               
  • Toys & Books for non-school-age kids
  • Dog & Cat Food and Treats                       
  • Hand/Foot Warmers                       
  • Nonperishable foods
  • Hat, Mittens & Warm Coats                       
  • Heavy Gloves/Work Gloves           
  • Can Openers           
  • Baby Food & Baby Wipes                                   
  • Trash Bags & Boxes                       
  • Rakes/Shovels           
  • Candles & Matches                                               
  • Mops & Buckets, Scrubbers           
  • Cleaning supplies

Also being accepted for victims of Hurricane Sandy: gift cards to Home Depot, Lowes, Petsmart, Stop & Shop, Sunoco, Gulf, Hess, WalMart and CVS.

The local group is also collecting school supplies because many of the New York and New Jersey schools have been relocated to churches. The group is also looking for volunteers for the day of to help with the sorting and packing of the materials, please call Kris Long at (508) 212-7206 if you can help.

For more information about Operation Sandy for Mass., click here. 

PATRICIA SIEGER November 17, 2012 at 04:54 AM
ANY CHANCE OF A 2ND TRUCK GOING ON A DIFFERENT DATE??
Lynda Walsh November 17, 2012 at 10:32 PM
there is a possibility of another truck going down... we have at least another 1/2 truck worth.
Sherry Alberty November 19, 2012 at 04:52 PM
We are from Staten Island NYC. We moved to Foxboro 26 years ago. We would like to THANK ALL OF YOU for your help. We have family & friends in NYC, NJ & on Staten Island. Some have been without power for weeks & a few are displaced & living with family in other states. Our neighborshoods are gone forever, but our spirits grow stronger each day. We have sent several trucks & volunteers out from the fire departments & churches & local organizations. But to know that our Foxboro is out 1st hand & helping warms my heart more than words could ever say. I can not THANK YOU enough for your wonderful work. God Bless you all. Please let me know if you are sending another truck down. We have collections all over Massachusetts & Rhode Island & everyone has been amazing. Thank you so very much. The Alberty Family - North Street - Foxboro

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