The three Rotary Clubs in Connecticut's Farmington Valley are mounting a one-day collection of cash and much-needed tools, cleaning supplies and other materials to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island, N.Y.
Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, trucks will be parked in two different locations in Farmington and Avon, CT, accepting tax deductible donations from the public.
The Rotary Club of Simsbury-Granby, the Rotary Club of Farmington, and the Rotary Club of Avon-Canton are organizing the collection event.
Fallon Moving & Storage of Windsor, CT, meanwhile, is donating the trucks that will be used to collect the supplies, then transport them to Staten Island. The trucks will be stationed in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Route 44 in Avon, and at the Hampton Inn & Suites on Route 6 in Farmington.
Cash donations can be made by making a check payable to the Avon-Canton Rotary Community Fund, Inc., a tax deductible non-profit entity. The checks can be delivered in person at either collection site on Dec. 1, or by mailing them to the Avon-Canton Rotary Community Fund, P.O. Box 11, Avon, CT 06001.
Other needed items include cleaning supplies, construction materials, health and safety items, and baby needs. Please do not donate clothes and make sure the sell-by dates of any perishable items have not expired.
For more information, please visit www.SimsburyRotary.org
A full list of supplies needed can be found here. Full Disaster Supply List