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Schnecksville Fire Co. Seeks Public's Help for Overlooked Sandy Victims in NJ

The Schnecksville Fire Co. is collecting items for two New Jersey fire departments that have not received much aid - they are still without power and have suffered near-total losses in their communities.

 

After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy there are many eastern shore communities receiving aid by the truckload but others are not so fortunate.

First responders from North Whitehall Township have teamed up with responders from the Germansville Fire Company to collect relief supplies for their 'Brothers in New Jersey' devastated by Hurricane Sandy.  

North Whitehall Emergency Management Coordinator Nelson Fogle said,
"We have identified at least two Fire Departments that have suffered near-total losses in their communities and even their own facilities.  Many are still without power and may be that way for many days yet."

Fogle is hoping the community will help gather supplies to help them get these fire companies and their communities back together again. 

"We have secured two enclosed trailers and are planning on leaving early on Saturday, Nov. 17 to deliver the items," Fogle said.

Items can be dropped off at the following locations:

North Whitehall Township Municipal Building
3256 Levans Road
Coplay, PA  18037
610-799-3411
Drop-off location:  Lobby
Drop-off hours:  
Friday 11/9:  7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 11/13 - Friday 11/16:  7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Schnecksville Fire Company
4550 Old Packhouse Road
Schnecksville, PA  18078
484-239-0130
Drop-off location:  Trailer by Engine Bays (enter at Ritter Court)
Drop-off hours:  
Friday 11/9:  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 
Monday 11/12:  6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday 11/13:  6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday 11/14:  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 11/15:  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday 11/16:  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Germansville Fire Company
6011 Memorial Road
Germansville, PA  18053
Drop-off location:  Engine Bays
Drop-off hours:
Friday 11/9:  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday 11/12:  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 11/14:  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday 11/16:  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Additional locations:
Katie's Restaurant, Route 309 and Northwest Road, New Tripoli
Bagel Bunch, Route 309 and Route 100, New Tripoli

Watch for additional locations and Drop-off hours

ITEMS NEEDED:
- Baby Formula
- Baby Food
- Blankets (New)
- Bleach (Gallon Jugs)
Bottled Drinks (Such as Gatorade)
- Canned Food (Non-Perishable)
Children's Toys and activities
- Cleaning supplies (brooms, buckets, brushes, etc.)
- Construction Tools (hand tools, power tools, shovels, ladders)
- Demolition Tools & Wrecking Bars
- Deodorant (New Un-Opened)
- Diapers (Wrapped, All sizes)
- Extension Cords (Heavy Duty, 50 Foot+)
- Feet Warmers
- Feminine Hygienic Products (New Un-Opened Packages)
Fire Extinguishers
First Aid supplies
- Flashlights with Batteries
- Garden-Style Sprayer for Bleach Dispursement
- Gas Cans (5-Gallon)
- Generators (Gasoline Powered)
- Gloves (Knit/Winter, All Sizes)
- Hand Sanitizer (Personal-Sized Bottles)
- Hand Warmers
- Hats (Knit/Winter, All-Sizes)
- Lanterns and work lights
N95 Dust masks
- Non-Perishable Snack Items (Granola/Cereal/Energy Bars/Trail Mix)
- Paper Towels (New Un-Opened Packages)
- Pillows (New)
Plastic Storage containers (totes)
School Supplies
- Sleeping Bags (New)
- Soap
- Socks (New, All Sizes)
- Toilet Paper (New Un-Opened Packages)
- Toothbrushes (New Un-Opened)
- Toothpaste (New Un-Opened)
- Trash Bags (Contractor Grade)
- Underwear (Regular, Thermal; New, Un-Opened Packages, All Sizes)
- Water (Personal Size or Gallon Jugs)
- Work Gloves (Leather, All Sizes)

** Also needed are large cardboard boxes and packing tape for packaging items.


ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME:
- Furniture
- Used Clothing
- Other used items or open containers
- Perishable Food

Other ways you can help:
- Financial donations to organizations such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army or your favorite faith-based charity.
- Donate Blood  
The Miller-Keystone Blood Center has several local Blood Drives listed here:
http://giveapint.org/information/calendar_index.php

If in the event we receive an excess of any items not needed there, we will attempt to find other needy recipients or store with our own disaster supplies in the event of future emergencies.

For more information:
Visit the website or check out their Facebook page or call 484-239-0130

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