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Norwalk Cops To Deliver Relief Supplies To NY Sunday

Public asked to drop off donations at Police Headquarters.

Norwalk police officers are going to The Rockaways, Queens, Sunday to deliver relief supplies to victim's of superstorm Sandy.

The visit will be led by Officer Pat English in his Hot Off The Grill food truck, followed by a convoy of officers carrying food, tools and hygienic products.

"We hope to have enough food for 700 people," said Lt. Ashley Gonzalez Friday morning, who asked the media to publicize the event.

The trip is being coordinated through the organization www.596acres.org, whose website contains a list of needed supplies. A special request is made for donations of gasoline containers and anyone who can legally transport gas. 

Cash donations are also being accepted.

Donations should be dropped off in the lobby of Police Headquarters at 1 Monroe St., corner of South Main and Monroe streets in South Norwalk.

For further information, contact Sgt. Lisa Cotto at lcotto@norwalkct.org.

Elena Conway November 09, 2012 at 07:01 PM
I dropped 3 huge bags of clothes to npb on sunday.After I was told by the red cross told me. too .The cops had no idea about any of this......it's nice to see many others I'm sure opened their hearts to help those who have lost everything.
Tani Gonzalez November 09, 2012 at 09:34 PM
If you are looking to donate, please see www.596acres.org. Under "News" you will find a list of current needs. Please only donate items from that list. It is actually unhelpful to donate other goods that only take up volunteers time to sort, or valuable donation space. Thank you so much!
Harold F. Cobin November 10, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Good point. Thanks. H.F.C.

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