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Storm Victims Urged To Take Advantage Of 'Super Saturday'

Donations accepted Friday at Bayville First Aid Squad building; will be distributed Saturday

Residents affected by Hurricane Sandy are urged to come to the Bayville First Aid Squad building at the corner of Route 9 South and Station Road Saturday to pick up food and supplies they may need in the coming weeks.

Donations can be dropped off at the squad building on Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Regional High School Vice-Principal Michelle Ramsay and and other volunteers waiting to accept sort them.

New and used clothing, cleaning products, non-perishable foods, toys, books, and school supplies - all collected since the hurricane -will be given out to anyone impacted by the storm, Ramsay said.

Ramsay is thrilled with the amount of donations already received and those to come.

"We have so much to offer," she said. "We are literally receiving truckloads from all over. I have a truck coming up from Florida, I have a truck coming from Virginia. It feels like a holiday around here."

Tables will be set up inside and outside the squad building on  "Super Saturday," which will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The weather is expected to be around 50 degrees, Ramsay said.

"It's not raining," she said. "That's the important thing."

Ramsay asks that people hold off on donating clothes or perishable food items.

"We do not need any more clothing," she said. "At the end of the night, anything left over will be donated to the Army National Guard."

Ramsay credited Central Regional Superintendent Triantafillos Parlapanides and Mayor Carmen F. Amato Jr. for coming up with the idea and Central Regional Board of Eduction members for their support.

Toms River Mom December 07, 2012 at 10:44 AM
I am a resident of Silverton displaced from sandy and moving into South Toms River but I work in Bayville on Saturdays. Is this help center available only to Bayville residents?
Robert Everett December 07, 2012 at 11:15 AM
At this point I'm sure it is ope to anyone that needs the help. You can call the Board Office at 732-269-1100 for more information.
WhyohWhy December 07, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Well Shame on them if they turned anyone away ! I'm sure you will be welcomed and helped !
berkeley December 08, 2012 at 10:10 PM
i think eveybody is doing a wonderful job on raising donations and gift card giveaways and its amazing to see people you dont even know from around the states to help out. it makes those people who ate in need important but one thing was missed for those who dont have any cars or transportation it affects them cause they are left out in a way. i took someone to collect a gift card and you had to go the day befor to get registered and i couldnt take them cause i was at work . so they declined us and said we couldnt get one due to the fact we didnt have a pink slip. she had missed it 2x and she had proof of residency, so we left.is there anybody thats doing anything still for christmas help for the people who dont have transportation at specific times.just tryin to help thanks

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