by Carol Thompson
Residents have until Tuesday to drop off donations at the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Sheriff Reuel Todd said earlier this week that about 10 bags of donated goods have been collected.
The donation drive is part of a statewide effort organized by the New York State Sheriffs’ Association in cooperation with the Salvation Army.
Sheriffs’ departments around the state are collecting donations of essential items and the sheriffs’ association will coordinate delivery of the supplies to the Salvation Army for distribution to those in need.
Although it has been almost three weeks since Hurricane Sandy hit, the need for relief remains great, according to Todd. Many people still have no home, no heat, no food or basic necessities.
Todd said once the items are collected, they will be driven to a N.Y.S. Thruway collection point where they will be picked up and driven by truck to New York City, Long Island and surrounding counties that were impacted by the storm.