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Area veterans groups to distribute supplies to Superstorm Sandy victims PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, November 08, 2012 1:10 PM

DELPHOS — Due to the catastrophic damage caused by Superstorm Sandy on the East Coast, the Delphos Veterans Council, VFW and American Legion are spearheading a project to bring relief supplies to residents of one of the stricken areas.

In New York City, the Rockaways and the Broad Channel areas of the city have been hit extraordinarily hard. Residents are without power, thus no heat, lights or anything that might be considered close to normal. Thousands have lost their homes and will need to spend time in relief shelters until they can pick up the pieces of their lives. This particular area is expected to be without power for another two to three weeks. 

In the meantime, they are in need of basic essentials. Particular items needed are:
— Winter clothing of all sorts, specifically coats and winter clothing for children;
— Diapers and formula for infants; there is a big demand for these items and they are getting hard to come by;
— Blankets;
— Basic hygienic needs; and
— Batteries and flashlights

The VFW and American Legion already having donated $500 each. The VFW is willing to receive all donations for the project with a preference for clothing and non-perishable items. A simple donation by everyone of a spare pair of pants, a shirt, a jacket or coat will let many offer meaningful donations that will total into a large donation.

Any monetary contributions will be used to purchase some of the above listed items and help defray fuel costs for the trip. Tax deductible contributions can be made to:  Delphos Veterans Council – Storm Relief; and dropped off at the VFW on Fourth and Canal streets. The Veterans Council will keep a detailed list of all contributions to ensure it all goes to this relief effort. The relief supplies will be taken to the local VFW and American Legion in New York City, which are working to help all those suffering through this catastrophe.

All help is greatly appreciated and will be happily received by those with the greatest need.
The relief supplies will leave Delphos on Nov. 16 and be delivered to the affected area on Nov. 17.


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