Riverhead FD collecting donations for Sandy victims

NEWS-REVIEW FILE PHOTO | Riverhead Fire Department headquarters on Roanoke Avenue.

The Riverhead Fire Department has set up a donation site for residents to donate blankets, water, food, coats and other needed supplies to victims of superstorm Sandy in Shirley and Mastic, according to volunteers.

Residents can donate at the fire department headquarters at 540 Roanoke Avenue from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the week and between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the headquarters’ back entrance. The donation site will also be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Fire officials said the victims are “in need of nearly everything.”

“We got people closer that are in real need, that’s why we’re doing this,” said press officer Bill Sanok.

Needed items include:

  • sheets and pillows,
  • cleaning supplies, like paper towels and rags
  • toiletries, toilet paper, first aid kits, peroxide
  • flash lights, pocket warmers
  • work gloves, rubber gloves, shovels and buckets
  • winter coats of all sizes
  • water and non-perishable food

Donations will be given to storm victims in Shirley and Mastic, Mr. Sanok said. Monetary donations may also be made through Our Lady of the Island Shrine in Manorville. Checks should be written to the Shrine with “Hurricane Relief” in the memo line, fire officials said.

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