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Heights Helps Out Moonachie Flood Victims

Hasbrouck Heights residents can donate items to help the flood victims by dropping them off at Wood-Ridge High School. Heights Fire and EMS has been lending a hand to the Moonachie First Aid team

Hasbrouck Heights folks have been reaching out to lend a hand to their neighbors in Moonachie and Little Ferry which took a serious hit during Sandy as a tidal surge flooded out the towns.

Talks have been ongoing all week on social network sites about drop-off locations of items for the flood victims.

Wood-Ridge High School PTA is taking a collection of items Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. People can drop off clothing, toiletries, cleaning supplies, bedding, gift cards, etc.  Wood-Ridge High School is located at 258 Hackensack Street \.

The Hasbrouck Heights Fire and EMS Squad has opened their doors to their neighbors in Moonachie giving their First Aid Squad volunteer workers a place to camp out., eat, sleep and shower.

A collection for those in the area affected by the hurricane is being taken up by rescue worker friends down in Pascagoula, Mississippi, says Heights First Assistant Fire Chief Pat Hayes.  When Hurricane Katrina hit the south states years ago, the Heights fire department stepped in with supplies and also the loan of one of their fire trucks. Now the town of Pascagoula wants to return the favor notifying the Heights fire chiefs to expect a donation of supplies.

Hayes says the fire department will distribute the supplies to those who need it the flood affected areas. Others who wish to donate to the flood victims can bring items to the fire department as they will help distribute them along with the items that come in from Mississippi.

Anyone knows of additional collections or fundraisers for flood victims contact Patch editor Alana Quartuccio at Alana.quartuccio@patch.com.

george friedel November 02, 2012 at 04:59 PM
I dropped some items off at the HS today.
Dave Gonzalez November 03, 2012 at 05:02 AM
The Moonachie First Aid & Rescue Squad will be hosting a fund drive for residents of Moonachie and Little Ferry. We're accepting all types of men, women, childrens and baby clothing, toiletries, toys, supplies, non perishable foods, diapers, wipes, etc. Drop off will be at the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department, 248 Hamilton Ave, tomorrow Saturday November 3 from noon to 7pm. If you have any questions or concerns please email tiffanytobinmfars@gmail.com

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