Strongsville Launches Relief Effort for Hurricane Victims

Local businesses are asked to donate items that will be delivered to New York


The city of Strongsville and local businesses have launched a disaster relief effort to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Starting Thursday, Nov. 8, a sem-trailer donated by Shoreline Transportation will be stationed at the Strongsville Service Center, 16099 Foltz Parkway. 

Local companies that wish to donate supplies to the hurricane victims can place them in the semi-trailer between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. over the next few weeks.

Shoreline will then deliver the items to people in Staten Island, New York.

Recommended supplies for the victims include:

  • Toilet paper
  • Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • Aluminum foil
  • Butane stick lighters
  • Blankets
  • Bedding
  • Non-perishable canned foods
  • Plastic storage bins
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Bleach

Companies planning to donate supplies should contact Ben Stankewicz, Mayor Tom Perciak's assistant, at 440-580-3153 to make sure the trailer is unlocked when they arrive.

Susan Norcross November 08, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Anyone can make a donation, not just businesses, by taking it to the truck.
Tom Brennan November 09, 2012 at 01:44 PM
I thought, as Romney learned, that the Red Cross really wants monetary donations in lieu of items that require all kinds of logistics to distribute.


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