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Yankees collecting donations to aid for those affected by Sandy

The New York Yankees have announced that they will collect donations to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. As these items are received the Bombers will immediately bring them to those in need.

These items can be brought to Yankee Stadium’s Gate 2 entrance at any time through the end of the week. Gate 2 is located at 164th Street and Jerome Avenue will be staffed 24 hours to receive the donations.

“Even though a week has passed, the tragedy of the hurricane endures for many residents of the metropolitan area,” Yankees Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost said. “In addition to the many loved ones who were lost, people have been left without homes, food and the basic necessities. We hope our efforts support and show solidarity with those who are bravely dealing with heartbreaking circumstances.”

Here are the items that fans can bring:

Recommended items for donation include:

BABIES/CHILDREN

  • baby bottles and formula (powdered or liquid)
  • baby clothes and blankets
  • baby food (jarred or canned)
  • baby powder
  • diapers and wipes

CLEANING SUPPLIES

  • dish soap
  • disinfectant wipes and bleach
  • heavy-duty trash bags
  • latex gloves
  • laundry detergent
  • mops, brooms and shovels
  • spray-bottled cleaners
  • work gloves

CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD

  • blankets and pillows
  • coats, sweaters and other warm winter clothing for all ages
  • hats, scarves and gloves for all ages
  • raincoats and rain ponchos
  • work boots and rubberized boots

FOOD (NON-PERISHABLE ONLY)

  • bottled water
  • boxed/non-refrigerated milk
  • canned fruits
  • canned tuna fish
  • granola bars and energy bars
  • instant coffee and tea bags
  • instant soups
  • packaged snacks or cookies
  • peanut butter and jelly

GENERAL SUPPLIES

  • batteries – especially D
  • disposable cameras
  • face/dust masks
  • flashlights
  • gas containers (only government-approved red containers)
  • generators
  • hand and foot warmers
  • masking tape and marking pens
  • power strips and extension cords

HYGIENE

  • deodorant
  • feminine hygiene products
  • hand sanitizers
  • razors and shaving cream
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • soaps (bar or liquid)
  • toothpaste, toothbrushes and mouthwash

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

  • adhesive/non-adhesive bandages, antibacterial ointments, gauze and tape
  • acetaminophen, aspirin and ibuprofen
  • rubbing alcohol and peroxide

PAPER/PLASTIC PRODUCTS

  • can openers (manual only)
  • disposable dinnerware (cups, plates and plastic utensils)
  • napkins and paper towels
  • tissues
  • toilet paper

PET FOODS

  • dry dog or cat food (no cans)

 

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