Newly back to town, having missed Mother Nature's travesties, but passing these resources along belatedly anyway as I'm sure it's going to be a tough climb back for those impacted by the flooding.
These are resources both for those in need and those who are able to help:
»The Conklin Presbyterian Church, 1175 Conklin Road , Conklin will provide food to flood victims and volunteers, accept donations and coordinate efforts. Volunteers should bring their own tools. Donations of food, cleanup supplies and tools can be taken the Conklin Presbyterian Church beginning at 4 p.m. Monday. They need: sump pumps, generators, heavy-duty contractor garbage bags, work lights, flashlights, work gloves, flat edge shovels, n95 dust masks, safety goggles, hand sanitizer, latex gloves, wheel barrows, fans, dehumidifiers, large round buckets with rope handles, rags and shop towels, five-gallon buckets, brushes, garden hoses, flat-edge pry bars, hammers, utility knives, bottled water and food. Donors are asked not to bring any clothing or furniture donations. For more information, contact Greg Jenkins at email@example.com.
» The First Baptist Church of Johnson City, 1321 Reynolds Road , is distributing water, clothing and other items. They are a designated Red Cross distribution center. They need: bleach, paper plates and cups, new children’s socks and underwear (in the package), new bath towels, new blankets, new pillow, paper towels, new work gloves/rubber gloves, masks, cleaning supplies, mops, garbage bags, personal care items (denture supplies, shampoo, deodorant, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste) non-perishable food and dog and cat food. Drop donations off at the church. They are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For more information, go to www.fbjc.org.
» United Way of Broome County is accepting monetary donations. Checks may be sent to United Way of Broome County , P.O. Box 550 , Binghamton , N.Y. 13902-0550 . Checks should be made payable to United Way of Broome County , with “Flood relief – Sept. 2011” on the memo line of the check. Donations also can be made online by clicking the “GIVE NOW” button on United Way ’s website, www.unitedwaybroome.org. Donations will be used to aid Broome County victims in the long-term rebuilding of their lives and will be available after any insurance, FEMA funds, and other special assistance grants they receive have been spent.
» Broome Community College’s Student Activities is collecting items at 11 in the SA Café, Science 106 on campus in the Town of Dickinson. They need: clothing (new), socks and underwear (in packaging), shoes, baby items, clean used clothes and outwear, diapers and wipe, blankets and pillows (new), toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, hand sanitizers, clean-up items, latex gloves, masks, heavy-duty black plastic bags and bottled water.
»The Vestal Teachers’ Association and Association of Vestal School Paraprofessionals are coordinating a flood relief distribution center at the United Methodist Church, 328 Main St., Vestal. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. They need: diapers, formula, bleach, buckets, mops, new socks and underwear (all sizes), rubber gloves, sponges, toiletries, including shampoo, soap, deodorant, towels and wash cloths.
» GHS Federal Credit Union is collecting supplies to be donated to flood victims from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its main office on Front Street and its downtown office at 105 Court St. in Binghamton. They’re collecting cleaning supplies, bleach, gloves, face masks, wipes, hand sanitizer, sponges, new pillows, new blankets, new undergarments in the package, nonperishable food items, personal hygiene products, garbage bags and baby supplies.
» First Presbyterian Church at Temple Street in Owego is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. They offer food, water, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, pet food and supplies, clean up kits and more.
» Calvary Baptist Tabernacle Church at 729 Main St. in Vestal is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., offering non-perishable food, water, blankets and cleaning supplies.
» Twin Orchards Baptist Church at 3701 Vestal Road is handing out free flood supplies, including bottled water, toiletries, snack foods, juice, milk, emergency blankets, bleach, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer and other items. They will be helping people from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day until supplies run out.
» The insurance company Nationwide will have a humanitarian relief team from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of the Vestal Walmart to provide aid to storm victims. The team will have water, ice and personal care items.
» WSKG Pubic Broadcasting, along with WBNG-TV, WICZ-TV and WIVT-TV will host special programming to help local flood victims. On Wednesday, WSKG Broadcasting, WBNG, WICZ and WIVT will host the Local Broadcasters Flood Relief 2011, a telethon, from 7 to 10 p.m. with programming simulcast on WSKG and WSQX Radio.WSKG Radio will be fund-raising from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a two-hour call-in show from 2 to 4 p.m.
» The Bandera Family and Community Alliance, Inc. are sponsoring a free spaghetti dinner from 5 p.m. until all are served on Wednesday and from 4 p.m. until all are served on Thursday at American Legion Post 80, 76 Main St., Binghamton. Flood victims, first responders, clean-up crews and their families are welcome to come. For more information, or to volunteer or donate food, call (607) 591-4718.
» Temple Concord is sponsoring a free dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at its 9 Riverside Drive facility Binghamton . Flood victims, first responders, cleanup crews and their families are welcome to come.
» Binghamton University ’s Financial Aid and Student Records Office is collecting toiletries and non-perishable food for its food pantry. Items can be dropped off at the Office of Financial Aid and Student Records, SW-119, during business hours.
» Mother Teresa's Cupboard, 202 Garfield Ave. , Endicott (former St. Ambrose School ). They need: food, diapers (especially sizes 4-6) hygiene products, cleaning supplies including bleach, disinfectants, Lysol wipes, paper towels, personal items including soap, toothpaste, toothpaste, feminine products, deodorant and other items. The Cupboard is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
» Laundry service at the Laundromat on Watson Boulevard in Endwell. Volunteers will do laundry for families from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday. This includes washing and/or drying. They need: laundry detergent, bleach, and quarters.
» The Salvation Army needs volunteers to distribute cleanup kits and to help families clean out their houses in Broome and Tioga counties. To volunteer, call the Binghamton Salvation Army at (607)722-3059 or go to the Salvation Army at 127 Washington St. , Binghamton .
» Our Saviour Lutheran Church at 731 Hooper Road, Endwell, will distribute adults and children clothing from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
» Cash donations, non-perishable food, paper products and disposable plastic utensils can be donated to the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse at 3 Otseningo St. in Binghamton . Also needed are rubber gloves, masks, shovels, garbage cans, buckets and contractor bags. Cash donations can be made out to CHOW with "2011 Flood Relief" in the memo line of the check.
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