Communities across the country are taking up collections for Hurricane Sandy's victims, and right here in Westhampton and Hampton Bays is no different.
There are several locations where you can drop off items, including canned goods, blankets, clothing of all sizes, baby goods, gift cards, winter coats and gloves.
- The Hampton Bays Fire Department is holding a one-time, mass collection drive for the victims of Hurricane Sandy on Saturday at the main firehouse on Montauk Highway between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
- The Hampton Bays Mother's Association is collecting gift cards that will be donated to local victims as well as those in Breezy Point. Gift cards can be dropped off at the Hampton Bays Fire Department on Saturday or during the week to Scotto's in Hampton Bays, Southampton Stationery in Southampton Village, Agaves in Bridgehampton, and Stevensons Toys in Southampton. If you own a business and would like to be a gift card drop off location or if you know of a local family in need, e-mail contact information to Kerri Wilkie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Baby Shock in Westhampton Beach is collecting children's clothing on Saturday. Please bring in anything that is in good condition, blankets, sweatshirts, sweat pants. Please but in black plastic bags that won't rip.
- St. Mark's Bright Beginnings Pre-School is pulling together for a collection drive through next Wednesday. They are collecting clothes, food, everyday things, shampoo, toothbrushes, baby clothes, coats, jackets.
- The East Quogue Methodist Church is collecting storm recovery related items to donate. The church is open at 10 until noon on Sunday to start collecting. Pick-up is also available. The church also has meals available for those still without power. Find out more here.
- Our Lady of the Hamptons is collecting items for the people of Breezy Point. Warm clothing, toiletries, blankets, etc... Collections boxes are located in the school.
- The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is collecting canned food goods.
- St. Mark's Church in Westhampton Beach is hosting their annual quiche luncheon and holiday boutique on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.. In year's past, proceeds have gone to various groups in the church, however, this year, all proceeds will go to hurricane relief. The cost is $15 per person.
- The East Quogue Fire Department is collecting non-perishable food, clothing and nlankets for people who have been hit hardest by the storm. If you have some of these items, please bring them to the East Quogue Fire Dept. Main House at 465 Montauk Hwy in East Quogue between 6am - 7pm. daily. The department is also looking for volunteers to transport the collections.
- The Westhampton Beach Fire Department is collecting clothing, non-perishable goods and baby items and food at its headquarters. Items will be packed and delivered at noon on Tuesday.
- Goldberg's Deli in Westhampton Beach will be holding a food and clothing drive for the victims of Hurrican Sandy on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Suffolk County Girl Scouts is collecting donations at three of its locations, Riverhead, Bayport and Commack. Find out more here.
- Kara Yoga is collecting donations for victims in Mastic Beach and Shirley. Donations of labeled bags of clothing, blankets, baby necessities and batteries can be brought to 2 Shell Road, Hampton Bays during the week of Nov. 5.
- The Patio in Westhampton Beach is holding a Hurricane Sandy fundraiser on Saturday, starting at 9 p.m. There will be live music and a silent auction. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Know of other donation drives? Tell us in the comments below and we'll help spread the word.
Also, if you take pictures of the donations you are giving or the piles of donations at one of the drives, send them into Erica.Jackson@patch.com or text to 631-655-9648. Thanks!
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