Yanks collecting donations for Sandy relief

November, 5, 2012
11/05/12
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The Yankees are accepting donations to help those recovering from Hurricane Sandy.

The New York Yankees today announced that they have begun collecting donated items from the public at Yankee Stadium for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. As items are received, the Yankees will immediately deliver and distribute them on an ongoing basis.

Individuals are encouraged to bring the non-perishable food and household items listed below to Yankee Stadium’s Gate 2 entrance at any time through the end of the week. Gate 2, located at 164th Street and Jerome Avenue, will be staffed 24-hours-a-day to receive donations.

“Even though a week has passed, the tragedy of the hurricane endures for many residents of the metropolitan area,” Yankees Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost said. “In addition to the many loved ones who were lost, people have been left without homes, food and the basic necessities. We hope our efforts support and show solidarity with those who are bravely dealing with heartbreaking circumstances.”

Recommended items for donation include:

BABIES/CHILDREN


baby bottles and formula (powdered or liquid)

baby clothes and blankets

baby food (jarred or canned)

baby powder

diapers and wipes


CLEANING SUPPLIES

dish soap

disinfectant wipes and bleach

heavy duty trash bags

latex gloves

laundry detergent

mops, brooms and shovels

spray-bottled cleaners

work gloves



CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD

blankets and pillows

coats, sweaters and other warm winter clothing for all ages

hats, scarves and gloves for all ages

raincoats and rain ponchos

work boots and rubberized boots

FOOD (NON-PERISHABLE ONLY)

bottled water

boxed/non-refrigerated milk

canned fruits

canned tuna fish

granola bars and energy bars

instant coffee and tea bags

instant soups

packaged snacks or cookies

peanut butter and jelly

GENERAL SUPPLIES

batteries - especially "D"

disposable cameras

face/dust masks

flashlights

gas containers (only government-approved "red" containers)

generators

hand and foot warmers

masking tape and marking pens

power strips and extension cords



HYGIENE


deodorant

feminine hygiene products

hand sanitizers

razors and shaving cream

shampoo and conditioner

soaps (bar or liquid)

toothpaste, toothbrushes and mouthwash



MEDICAL SUPPLIES

adhesive/non-adhesive bandages, antibacterial ointments, gauze and tape

acetaminophen, aspirin and ibuprofen

rubbing alcohol and peroxide



PAPER/PLASTIC PRODUCTS

can openers (manual only)

disposable dinnerware (cups, plates, and plastic utensils)

napkins and paper towels

tissues

toilet paper


PET FOODS

dry dog or cat food (no cans)


Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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