Fabulous way to help from afar, thanks to Amanda for organizing!
Hundreds of thousands are still without power and heat, and with temperatures dropping and snow in the forecast the wrath of Hurricane Sandy is still very very real and life threatening. It breaks my heart to see my homestate in pieces but know that in time, we will rebuild and recover if we all come together.
I’ll be driving down to New Jersey this weekend to visit family and volunteer and am determined to leave Vermont with no space in my car. I am collecting donations and will be delivering to drop locations.
Drops and shelters are in desperate need of the following:
- cases of water
- baby formula/food
- NEW personal hygiene items like toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant, tampons, etc.
- NEW socks and underwear
- non-perishable foods, peanut butter, etc.
- new or lightly warn winter jackets, layering, sweatshirts, sweatpants, thermals etc.
- clean up supplies: work gloves, rubber gloves, dust masks, plastic containers to salvage items from homes
If you live in the Burlington area and would like to donate please contact me on twitter @amandawormann. I will be leaving on Friday and can coordinate a pickup location on Thursday.
Please also consider donating to the Red Cross. This is the easiest way to help the recovery process especially if you live far away and are looking for ways to help. You can donate by texting REDCROSS to 90999 and a $10 donation will be automatically deducted from your cell phone bill. You can also donate through their website here.