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Town Distributing Free Clothing, Blankets Sunday

TOBAY has mounds of donated items to offer the public.

The Town of Oyster Bay has mounds of donated items they hope to distribute Sunday to those in need.

"We have been overwhelmed with the generosity of our community in their donations at Syosset Woodbury Community Park," said Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia, of Plainview, who with Supervisor John Venditto and other town officials helped to organize the drive.

"Our volunteers worked all day and into the night (Saturday) loading much needed clothing and blankets inside for sorting," Alesia said.

On Sunday, volunteers are being asked to bring shopping bags, paper, markers and tape to sort and distribute.

The park distribution will be open until 5 p.m. Volunteers are offering the items to anyone in need of basic comfort items in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Alesia also asked residents to spread the word about the distribution.

Dan November 04, 2012 at 08:47 PM
The people and services from TOB and it's leadership have been superior. Out front and helpful at every turn. God Bless them all and keep up the good work. Stay safe and hang in there. We will prevail.
Mike Polansky November 04, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Nice job by the Town -- I was over at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park Saturday afternoon to drop off a lot of extra shwatshirts and jackets we had accumulated over the years at the Greater Long Island Running Club's warehouse,-- and among those on hand tp help collect the stuff were Oyster Bay Town Councilman Chris Coschignano and former Town Councilman (and persent Town weatherman!) Len Symons. Hopefuly the clothers will be distributed by the Town with the same efficiency that they were collected.
Irene Carton November 05, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Will there be additional days and times for clothing donation drop off? Thank you!
dawn November 05, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Haven't had any help down here in massapequa. The sanitation workers have been great about removing All of my blocks ruined appliances and belongings. Yet without power heat or water we have no access to info and none has been provided by the Tob officials who seem to be riding thru the neighborhood in unmarked cars with police escorted patting themselves on the back. At least let the sanitation guys distribute flyers or water or blankets. I could not spend the time or fuel to drive to Syosset. I was busy ripping out wet everything before it got dark. Thank God for family who has power but it's back to cold dark house.
ahb November 05, 2012 at 03:48 AM
There was supposed to haw been drop off and pick up at post park. My donations were turned away.
Pat W. November 05, 2012 at 11:37 AM
@dawn, the town held a similar drive at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa. They also are loaded with blankets, clothing, and supplies to distribute.
Justin McCaffrey November 05, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Clothing, food, and water is available at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa every day from 10 am - 5 pm.
denise November 05, 2012 at 01:59 PM
I had heard that marjorie post park had a collection and was distributing supplies yesterday . check with them again
Laura November 05, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Dawn, what do you need? Town has been hosting warm meals at village hall, etc. It should be listed in Newsday if you can't get the internet. You can also drive to Cedar Creek Park where the Red Cross is set up. Good luck!
Rose November 05, 2012 at 05:22 PM
I agree. We have not seen a LIPA truck in Massapequa yet. This is NOT an exaggeration.
Gail November 05, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Dawn,On Saturday donations were being accepted at Marjorie Post Park and Sunday they were being distributed. I have no power but heard about it from a friend so we went down to volunteer on Sunday.There was so much stuff donated by wonderful people, maybe you could call TOB to find out if we will have another local distribution. Unfortunately, with so many of us having no power it was difficult to get the word out.I know volunteers who were down there had put it on Facebook and called News 12 hoping the word would spread especially to the devastated areas of Massapequa.
Cathy November 05, 2012 at 10:22 PM
The TOB has nothing to do with power, gas, heat, or water. Sanitation & Highway has been terrific in taking everything. Marjorie Post Park is in Massapequa, they have food, water, clothing, blankets, & even toys for the kids.
Valerie November 06, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Please let me know where I can bring donations and what it is that is needed. I have comforters, sheets, pillow cases, sweatshirts. Please post any local (syosset area) donation locations and specific items being collected...if you know. Thank you! Eager to help.

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