Hurricane Sandy: How You Can Help Locally

A list of local organizations in the Kings Park area that are helping those affected by the storm.


Many neighbors and residents in the Kings Park area have mobilized to bring releif to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Here is a list to what is going on locally for those who want to contribute to those relief efforts. If we missed something, please let us know and we will add it to the list. You can email jennifer.sloat@patch.com

Food Drive: Donations of non-perishable items as well as toiletries, hygiene products, baby food, pet food, hammers, mops, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, new socks, thermal underwear, cereal laundry detergent, camping supplies, butane burners, granola bars, manual can openers, storage bins, construction bags, towels, blankets, batteries, flashlights and packaged drinks are being accepted on Nov. 10 from 1-6 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Kings Park.

St. Joseph's Church: A  special Hurricane Sandy relief effort to assist those who have been left without basic provisions in the wake of the devastating storm has been organized the Diocese of Rockville Center. The following items are needed and can be dropped off at the church:

  • Non perishable food
  • Hand sanitizers
  • New socks
  • New underwear
  • Large plastic garbage bags
  • Personal hygiene items
  • toilet paper
  • Batteries and flashlights
  • Blankets
  • Diapers and baby wipes

Those who are able are asked to bring these provisions as soon as possible to St Joseph’s Parish Center and they will then be delivered to four designated Diocesan Collection Sites and then to the areas that need them. This will enable everyone to participate without having to drive great distances since gas availability has become such a critical issue. Those who are able to secure supplies from large distributors outside the Long Island area who were unaffected by Hurricane Sandy, may contact the Diocesan Hurricane Sandy Line (516-678-5800, ext. 555).

Kings Park Dance: Food and clothing drive. Residents can drop off non-perishable food, gently used clothing, blankets and supplies from Nov. 5- Nov. 18. In return, the center is not charging for Zumba classes.

All Long Island Ace Hardware locations are serving as drop-off locations for non-perishable food items and clothing donations to those in need on the south shore, including these local LI Ace locations at:246 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset |  822 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport  | 52 E. Main St., Smithtown

Click here for a list of regional and national organizations who have organized releif efforts and how you can donate to them.


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