Greetings Hamptons MouthPiece Readers…Thank God I am alive and well and able to speak to all of you. This has definately been an adventurous journey we have been through with Hurricane Sandy. My heart goes out to many people who have lost their homes, and have had tremendous home damage.

This is going to be a very long journey to get things back to normal and everyone is going to need to be patient and not critical of what they perceive others to be doing to help their situations. It might be helpful for some people to decide to learn from roofing companies austin or someone similar to gain some insight into how to work towards normality, restoring homes to their previous glory. It will be an uncomfortable road for many New Yorkers who rely on the subways to get to school and work, it will be uncomfortable for many people who rely on the LIRR, NJ Transit, Metro North and Amtrak, people who have lost their cars, people who have lost electricity, people whose companies have been heavily impacted with water damage. This too shall pass and Yes my friends we will get through this, but it will take patience.

In thinking back to Katrina, we as Americans are so very blessed that we did not experience what Katrina victims suffered, I shudder to think if I would be here writing this article. This has been a wake-up call for all of us and especially states like New York, New Jersey, Connecticut. My hope is that we will prepare ourselves and in areas where evacuation is mandatory those residents will never question again; so many lives could have been spared.

Many people have reached out to me to ask what can they do to help, where can they drop off items and what items are needed….

I have put together a list of items needed from information that has circulated throughout Facebook and I thought I would share this information with you.

Here is a list of items needed for Hurricane Sandy Victims…

Water-

Warm winter coats

Boots* men*women*children

Dust masks (particulate masks, not painting)-

Thermals and blankets-

Batteries including C&D batteries for flashlights-

Candles and flashlights-

Ensure/Pediasure – To keep babies and older folks well nourished-

Warm gloves/Heavy duty gloves/rubber gloves-

Diapers (adult and babies)

Headlamps –

Nuts / Healthy snacks –

Baby formula and baby items-

Industrial strength heavy-duty garbage bags, –

Cleaning implements and supplies-

Socks,

underwear in packaging-

Toiletries and hygiene products-

Instant Coffee-

Non-perishable food-

Boxes for donation sites-

Generators-

toilet paper-

Paper goods,

disposable cameras –

Plastic bins-

Dog and cat food-

Manual can openers-

Rain gear

gift cards
Sanitary Napkins/tampons
Blankets
hand and feet warmers

If you cannot donate any of the above items you can donate to the
· American Red Cross www.

redcross.org

Gift Card Drive for Hurricane Sandy Victims

The Hampton Bays Mothers’ Association is spearheading a gift card drive to help the families that have lost everything due to Hurricane Sandy. We are here to help our neighbors and those of other communities.

Gift Card Drop Locations:

? Scotto’s on Main Street in Hampton Bays

? Southampton Stationery on Hampton Rd. in Southampton Village.

? Stevenson’s Toys, Southampton

? The Southampton Publick House, Bowden Sq., Southampton

? C’s Home and Office Management 3331 Noyack Rd. Sag Harbor

? Katherine and Co., Westhampton Beach, Main Street.

? Agaves, Bridgehampton

? Quench Wine and Spirits 90 W. Main Street, Patchogue

There are many other towns that need help, so we will continue our drive and help as many people as we can! For more information contact Kerry Wilkie at 631 741-7014

Suggested gift cards: Target, Old Navy, Lowes, Home Depot, Amex, Visa, or MasterCard.

You can updated with what’s happening on the Hamptons end through my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HamptonsMouthpiece or follow me on twiiter @hamptonsmouth

There are many wonderful people with heart of gold that want to help so badly, please let us help you. I know that it is difficult to ask for help, but put yourself in our position. If you were in a position to help you would probably be doing what we are doing now. This is not a handout, this is an act of kindness helping people who are not in a position to help themselves at this moment. As Always Hamptons Mouthpiece keeping you in the know!!!

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Publisher of Hamptons MouthPiece*Marketing, Social Media & Online Image Consultant, mother, co-owner of Photography by Kurt… Hamptons Mouthpiece is a lifestyle blog about the Hamptons. Focused on keeping you In The Know about Hamptons Happenings, Events, Nitelife, Food, Wellness, Home, Travel, Style, Local Community and much, much more…Hamptons MouthPiece will keep you updated with anything and everything you want to know that relates to the Hamptons. A perfect resource for the full time resident, seasonal resident and visitors.

2 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this list. That is a good list because it's complete. Basic necessities like food, water, medicines and clothing should always be prioritized whenever natural disasters wrecks a community.