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Leg. Horsley Spearheading Operation Sandy

Horsley aims to bring food, clothing and supplies to Lindenhurst and Babylon Town.

Legislator Wayne Horsley (D–Babylon) will be sponsoring a food, clothing and supply collection drive starting today at his district office in Lindenhurst.

“Lindenhurst Village and Babylon Town were among those areas hardest hit by Sandy," said Horsley in a release. "Many residents in my district have lost their homes or are going without power or heat. I am calling on the community to help our neighbors by donating non-perishable food items, gently used clothing and basic supplies to our residents impacted by the storm.” 

Materials and supplies can be dropped off at Horsley's office at 123 North Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst all week long from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Horlsey suggested the following items be collected: Ready-to-eat, non-perishable foods, cereal bars, cereal, Carnation instant breakfast, canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly, bread items, tuna, nuts, juice boxes, iced tea, water and baby food, diapers, etc. Gift cards to local restaurants or drug stores are also welcome. In addition, batteries, blankets, flashlights, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, and school supplies as well as paper goods such as plates, cups, utensils, napkins, paper towels and trash bags are also needed.  We are also asking for blankets, pillows, and air mattresses. 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Lindenhurst will serve as a distribution point for the collected items. The church will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

“Restorations will take time," Horsley said.  "Together we can help each other through this crisis. I ask those of you who are able, to contribute to this effort to help ease the stress and hardship our neighbors are facing."

bobby mahr November 05, 2012 at 10:07 PM
im not as happy to hear that as i should be because its been done at the firehouse 2 days ago and my heart was warmed with the support im sorry wayne but ur a lil late like the rest of the politicians
Lori Comerford November 05, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Its never too late. Some residents did not know about the firehouse or they were to busy cleaning up to make it over there. Many are still in desparate need so this is much appreciated! Thank you Wayne Horsely for your efforts! Best wishes to all in getting through this disatster.
Jim Beecher November 06, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Babylon American Legion on Grove is also helping out with food and clothing
Lori Hart November 07, 2012 at 12:25 AM
This extra venue for donations is welcomed !! this makes it easier for the community to donate and for the village residents save on gas at the same time.
Robert November 07, 2012 at 01:43 PM
I live on south bay street where homes were washed away. The residents here have been cleaning up for days and we're exhausted. We have a 14 x 22 x 65 foot montain in the middle of our block preventing emergency units from reaching some of our residents. Not to mention other health issues that ould occur from all this garbage piling up each day. Any chance we can get the Army National Guard Engineers to help remove the debris?

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