|Donations sought for storm relief|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Tuesday, 30 October 2012 10:34|
As the eastern seaboard finds itself in the grip of Hurricane Sandy, county groups are working to bring relief to those caught in the storm.
Perrysburg-based non-profit ISOH/IMPACT is offering volunteers the opportunity to make a cash donation to their disaster relief fund, join the ISOH/IMPACT "Bucket Brigade," or to volunteer at its distribution center in Waterville.
"The urgency is that you've got about 55 million people that will be affected, they believe, and they don't know where everybody's going to be affected," said Linda Greene, president and CEO of ISOH/IMPACT.
"And I'm concerned about kids. I'm concerned about the kids and how they're going to stay warm. How these people are going to eat, how they're going to have holidays. How they're going to help with clean-up."
To be a member of the Bucket Brigade, a volunteer is asked to fill a new five-gallon lidded bucket with cleaning supplies, personal care items, first aid supplies, pet supplies, or canned and non-perishable food items.
For those unable to fill a bucket on their own, a donation of $35 or more will allow the organization to fill, ship and distribute the bucket or other relief supplies to those in need.
Supplies not in buckets, including tarps, blankets, sleeping bags, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, bottled water, brooms, mops, rakes, shovels, box fans, shop vacs, and portable generators will also be accepted.
Show shovels, due to the possibility that the storm may bring a snow storm to affected areas, will also be accepted. Glass items and clothing will not be accepted.
Donations may be dropped off at any Toledo-area Tireman Auto Service Center or at ISOH/IMPACT's distribution center at 905 Farnsworth Road, Waterville. A PODS storage container is onsite for donations around the clock.
Monetary donations may be made online at www.isohimpact.org or sent to the offices at 25182 W. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio, 43551.
For more information, contact (419) 878-8548.
In North Baltimore, The Ice Cream Shop and Country Cupboard on North Main Street are teaming with ISOH/IMPACT to collect donations.
Ice Cream Shop owner Harold Haynes said he hopes volunteers will drop off such items as "blankets, canned food, bottled water. About anything that will work out."
Items may be dropped at either business during business hours, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Call (419) 257-2406 for more information.
"Got to be hard out there, I know that," Haynes said of the plight of the people facing the storm.
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