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Wood County Dispatch Center
Wednesday October 31st, 2012 :: 11:20 a.m. CDT

Donations for Hurricane Sandy victims will be accepted at 2660 8 St. S. until the trailer is full,$ accepted for fuel

Organizers are asking the Wisconsin Rapids community and residents of south Wood County to help fill a tractor trailer with donations for families in Staten Island, New York.

A spokeswoman with Project Hospitality, which will process the donations at Staten Island once they arrive, provided donation drive organizers with a complete list of items needed by residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Items include: batteries (C and D), flashlights, LED lanterns, charcoal, battery opperated radios, rubber gloves, towels, baby wipes, diapers, boots, shoes, blankets, canned food, cleaning supplies, garbage bags and clothing (new and used).

The borough of New York City lost seven people to Hurricane Sandy and tens of thousands could be without the basic necessities such as clothing and food, said Wisconsin Rapids resident John Zagorianakos’ whose mother lost her home in the storm.

Talking with churches in Staten Island, Zagorianakos said there are things people need, such as nonperishable foods, gloves, cleaning supplies, shoes and boots, clothing, garbage bags and water. Clothing and shoes can be new or used.

Donations will be accepted at the parking lot of the former Brostom Motors, 2660 Eighth St. S. until the trailer is full.

The truck will be driven to Staten Island and the donations will be distributed at the Moravian Church and St. Mary’s Church.

Zagorianakos is also asking for donations to cover the cost of fuel to transport the tractor trailer to Staten Island.

For more information, contact Jeff Williams at the VOICE newspaper at 715-712-1161.

Wood County Dispatch Center
400 Market St
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 715-421-8701

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