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Derry Township Police collecting relief items for Sandy victims

Hurricane Sandy (2012)Howard BeachQueens (New York City)

The Derry Township Police Department is seeking the assistance of our stakeholders in the community in gathering relief supplies greatly needed by those afflicted by the devastation resulting from the destructive forces of Hurricane Sandy one week ago.

The items collected will be delivered primarily to the Howard Beach section of Queens, N.Y. and other locations to be determined based on the amount of supplies collected.

The Hershey Company and its logistics partner, CR England, have donated a trailer and the transportation to bring the needed supplies to those impacted by the storm.

Donated items will be received in front of the Derry Township Police Department, 620 Clearwater Road, and begin on Thursday, November 8th, and run between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. daily.

Items needed include:

Bottled Drinking Water (In high demand)

Blankets (In high demand due to seasonal changes)

Food (Not requiring electric for preparation)

Bar Soap, Toothpaste, Tooth Brushes, Wash Clothes and Towels

2" Packing Tape

Cardboard Boxes – 20" X 12" X 10"

Personal Insect Repellent- 6-14 oz.

Laundry Detergent 25 or 50 oz. Bottles

Liquid Household Cleaner – 12-16 oz. Bottles

Scrubbing Brushes, Buckets

Dish Soap, Air Freshener

All items should be new and dish soaps and household detergents should be liquid and not in powder form.

The residents in New Jersey and New York are facing the most serious challenges that the majority has ever experienced in their lifetime. With the Holidays fast approaching, we encourage the members of our residential communities, our business community and members of our local ministerium, to partner with the Derry Township Police Department in this endeavor. Through this partnership, we can ensure our contributions move the storm victims one step closer to picking up the pieces and provide them with a little hope as they strive to persevere through the daily challenges they are currently experiencing.

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