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Sayville Business Seeks Donations, Volunteers to Help Local Family

Main Street shop is looking for immediate help for Sayville family who lost their home to a fire after Hurricane Sandy.

The Seafarer Gift Shop at 28 South Main Street in Sayville is looking for volunteers and donations today to help a Sayville family who lost their house to a fire after the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.

"If you are free today (now is good!) I've spearheaded a food and clothing drive for hurricane victims," said Barbara Whitbread, store owner, in an email this morning sent about 8:30 a.m.

"I have cleared the tables of merchandise and have a growing pile of food and clothing donations that need to be sorted. I need volunteers as fast as possible."

Clothing items are needed for displaced family members:

Boy:  Kindergarten - probably around size 5 or small, maybe size 13 or 1 shoe Boy:  2nd Grade - size 7 or medium, probably size 2 - 2.5 shoe
Ladies:  Size 4
Mens:  Size XL

Bern November 05, 2012 at 06:50 PM
I would like to help out also.............I can donate some food or my time after 6 p.m.
Judy Mottl November 05, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Check in with your local fire department and Community Ambulance as both were collecting in Sayville. Check out our Facebook page as well as people are continually posting notes about local donation efforts. http://www.facebook.com/SayvilleBayportPatch
Judy Mottl November 05, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Hi Bern. Community Ambulance will be at Bayport Beach tonight handling out supplies so you might be able to donate the food to them there. It's at the end of Paulanna Avenue and starts about 6:30pm.
donna November 05, 2012 at 07:23 PM
To Fara...thank you for a much needed chuckle in all this madness!!! I too have boys clothes and will see what else I have available. No time to make jokes, but I surely needed that!
Joy Borrero November 05, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Judy Can you post that info about Bayport Beach as a breaking news item. Thanks, Joy

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