United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will be running a supply drive, now through Friday, May 25, to help support our Newburgh neighbors in the aftermath of Tuesday's tornado.
"The City of Newburgh is still in a state of emergency. Some electricity has been restored, but many residents are still without power or water. Some streets are still closed as post-storm clean-up continues. Senior residents unable to navigate the stairs have been trapped in the Fogerty Senior Complex for two days, with elevator service only restored today (Thursday, May 17). We just heard that electricity to many residents will not restored until late on Friday evening. Right now there are grill stations set up on Liberty Street, at Blacc Vanilla and RECAP's offices today until dark. They'll be be doing the same tomorrow until power is restored," according to Rae Leiner, Director of United Way's Anti Poverty Intitiative based in Newburgh.
Call Rae (917-569-6094) or Javier (845-392-7240) to coordinate donation of goods. For monetary donations go to www.uwdor.org/newburghtornadorelief. 100% of donations will go to the purchase of these items.
- Hand-held Snack Items (granola bars, peanut butter crackers, etc.)
- Pop-top Ready-to-Eat items (canned vegetables, chili, beans, tuna, applesauce or fruit cups)
- Easily Opened, Shelf-Stable Pantry Items (peanut butter, jelly, bread)
- Diapers and Pull-Ups
- Any Baby Wipes (crucial need both for children and adults without access to electricity and water)
- Adult Diapers
- Personal Hygiene Products for Babies & Adults (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, etc.)
- Hand sanitizer
- Portable cell phone battery chargers