St. Francis Sponsors Aid Drive for Hurricane Sandy Victims

If you have been feeling the need to do something, anything, for those suffering the effects of Hurricane Sandy, some parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Mount Kisco are putting together an effort to help those in Staten Island, Breezy Point and the Rockaways.

The area surrounding the parish of Our Lady Queen of Peace, New Dorp, Staten Island, one of the parishes at which Father Bill Damroth served, has been hit especially hard. Rosalie Scala, a parishioner there, has provided a list of items that would be very helpful:

·Non-perishable foods and beverages – remember they do not have electricity
·Heavy Duty Battery-Operated Flashlights and Batteries
·Contractor size heavy garbage bags
·Rubber gloves
·Bleach, Lysol, antibacterial cleaning products
·Air Filtering Masks
·Socks – tube socks are fine
·First Aid Kits – especially peroxide and antiseptics

A member of St. Francis, Tim O’Malley, has learned of a collection being made for Breezy Point and the Rockaways via the Aisling Community Center located in Yonkers. They need:

·Baby Wipes
·Non-Perishable Food

If you have, or can purchase, any of these items, please drop them off at the rear entrance of the St. Francis of Assisi Rectory, Dakin Avenue entrance, on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 3:00-5:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm. If you are unable to make those times or if you would rather donate cash/check for us to make purchases for you, please contact Joann Spolzino at 914-666-7826 or

Lastly, any one who can drive their cars to Staten Island to deliver these donations would be appreciated. The goal is to get the victims supplies on Thursday afternoon.

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