Monday, November 5, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Relief update

Local Relief Mission Assists Hurricane Sandy Victims

Relief Mission for hurricane Sandy Victims is underway. We are working with an incredible group of organizers: Retired Bronx Detective Rosa Otero-Walsh 9/11 rescue worker who worked at Ground Zero, NYPD Detective Kim Ford who is our contact in New York, Evy Wareing a Katrina Survivor, Lt. Col Casey Chamberlain who served in Afghanistan, Robin Transø Free Clinic Director who has organized three previous Relief Trips in Oklahoma City after the bombing, New York after 911 and Mississippi after Katrina. Other women working in this effort include Kelly a pastors wife and Sofia a police officer both from Florida, Kelly Pupp, a woman's football player from Madison, and Jen Clark, a Marine and Vet Ambassador at team Red, white and Blue from Milwaukee.

We need contributions that can help in this effort. Our Goal is to leave just before Thankgiving with a Semi truck full of warm clothes, blankets and toiletries and baby items.We have collection points in communities near you. If your community is NOT listed and you have a business, clinic, hospital or school that would offer to be a collection point please contact Robin Transø at or call 608-485-1498 for information.

Items will be collected at the Resort World Casino in Jamaica, New York where donations are sorted and distributed to FEMA and other organizations.

Please help in this greatly needed items. With the cold coming on, nearly 100 already found dead and still millions of people without electricity, there is no time to waste. Deadline is November 20th in order to get items to New York on Thanksgiving Day.

Need short term work? The National Guard and Fema need workers. Any soldier or civilian needing work call FEMA at 904-797-5998 to help with South Jersy and New York Clean up. They will put you up and help with meals as well.

Tooth Brushes and Tooth paste for children and adults
Baby diapers (all sizes)
Liquid Baby formula and bottles
Feminine Napkins and hygiene products
Bar Soap, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, deodorant
Shampoo, wash clothes, hand towels
Children’s books and small teddy bears or toys
Medical supplies and ointments, disinfectant sprays
Warm winter clothing Clean and in good repair, boots, stocking caps and gloves
Large garbage bags, blankets and sleeping rolls.

Collection sites as of 11/1/12 in Grant and Crawford County:

Seneca School District / Collection site at the school in Seneca: Contact person Dave Bolland

Prairie du Chien School District / Collection site at High School Office contact person: Secretary Jan Ostrander Front door of School is open for drop offs 6:00 am to 6:00 PM

Boscobel / InHealth Thrift Shop 605 Elm St. Hwy 61: Contact person Robin Transø or TJ Meehan

Wauzeka / Krachey's BP Gas 2010 East Main St. : Contacts Jennifer or Mary Krachey

Gays Mills / Kickapoo Exchange Natural Foods Coop 209 Main: Contact person Ed Block

Platteville / Physical Therapy Specialists, 150 Market St. Platteville: Contact Person Margaret Ruf

Fennimore / 860 Lincoln Ave in the Memorial Building Chamber office: Contact person Linda Parrish

Lancaster / Churches (I was informed today that the Churches of Lancaster will be helping with this effort)

Montfort / Windmill Mobile 501 East Hwy 18 Montfort: Contact Person Russ Messling

Soldiers Grove / Old Oak Inn, 500 Church St. Soldiers Grove: Contact person Holly Roth

Madison / Bayview Center, 601 Bayview Madison: Contact Person Dawn Shegonee

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