Hurricane Sandy: How to Help

By Suzanne Proulx

Former EMS dispatcher Michele Loughren who went to New York City during 9/11 collects donations to help New York City firefighters displaced by Sandy.

November 9, 2012 Updated Nov 12, 2012 at 5:18 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton)  Various local organizations are collecting donations for Hurricane Sandy victims.

 If you'd like to donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief, please head over to the American Red Cross.

 If you'd like to donate supplies, here are several drop-offs.

New Hope Presbyterian Church: 1900 Vestal Road, Vestal

Drop-off times: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m, seven days a week


  • Water
  • Non-perishable food
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Extension Cords

Michele Loughren "Fill the Shop": 3949 Route 12, Oxford

  • Non-perishable food
  • Water
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Mittens & Gloves
  • Boots
  • Clothes: Warm coats, jackets, etc
  • Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • Extension Cords
  • Children's Books, Toys
  • Disinfectant & Disinfectant Wipes
  • Paper Products
  • Plastic Silverware
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Blankets

To contact Michele 607-843-7572 or email her at 459mloughren@gmail.com.

Vestal Fire Department Relief Fund

 The VFD Relief Fund is accepting donations this weekend and next weekend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oakdale Mall across from Ruby Tuesday’s, all four Vestal Stations, Endwell Fire Station, Endicott Fire Station, Johnson City Fire Station and Apalachin Fire Station.  Endicott and Johnson City will also accept donations Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 If you're interested in donating, you can contact Jan Foland at 797-4741 or they can e-mail jfoland@stny.rr.com.

The Salvation Army: 127 Washington Street, Binghamton

Drop-off times: November 13-17, 10 a.m. -4 p.m.

  • Work Gloves
  • N95 Masks
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Toilet Paper
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Gatorade Type Drinks (For survivors and first responders)
  • Granola Bars
  • Snacks
  • Brooms
  • Shovels
  • Mops
  • Paper Towels
  • School Supplies
  • Backpacks
  • Diapers
  • Bleach
  • Trash Bags

With any questions please call (607) 722-2987.