Hurricane Sandy: Salvation Army Lends a Helping Hand

By Brandi Bailey

Hurricane Sandy: Salvation Army Lends a Helping Hand

November 15, 2012 Updated Nov 15, 2012 at 4:54 PM EST

Binghamton,NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Binghamton Post of the Salvation Army remembers the feeling of "loss" when Tropical Storm Lee hit the Southern Tier. For many Hurricane Sandy was an opportunity to return the favor.

The Salvation Army on Washington Street in Binghamton started accepting donations to fill its truck Monday, and will end donations on Saturday the 17th.

"Just the threat of Sandy instilled a lot of fear in a lot of people in this community. Then when it didn't hit it gave a lot of relief. It then gave us the opportunity to help somebody else that we know what they're going through," said Major Ron Heimbrock with the Binghamton Salvation Army Post.

 

The Salvation Army will also be collecting monetary donations during this time. People can make checks out to the Salvation Army, and should write Hurricane Sandy Donations in the memo line.

Again, the truck will be located on Washington Street in Binghamton until Saturday at 4p.m..

The Salvation Army picked up a U-Haul Truck and hopes to have it filled up with supplies.

The Binghamton Post is looking for items such as:

-winter gloves

-non-perishable food items

-bleach

-trash bags

-brooms

-shovels

-masks

-work gloves