DICKSON CITY — Donations for hurricane Sandy victims are filling the bleachers at the Dickson City Civic Center.
What started as a trunk full of donated clothing and supplies for hurricane sandy victims, turned out to be enough to fill a tractor-trailer.
Trash bags full of clothing, diapers, cleaning supplies and much more are being stacked on the bleachers at the Dickson City Civic Center and shipped off to the New Jersey shore this weekend.
Organizer Nicole Shotto says she never anticipated this outcome.
“My boyfriend has a house on Lavallette, we were going down this weekend coming up to see what his house looks like, and we thought we would take a truck with us, full. Never did we think it would turn into this. We now have a tractor-trailer that was donated by Red Line Towing and we’re going to try to fill it,” said Shotto.
Once word got out about the donations for the hurricane Sandy victims in New Jersey, many around the area wanted to pitch in too.
“I was able to find items I think people could use especially jackets, I found some blankets,” said Jane Chakiris from Dickson City.
“We’re just doing what I hope the minimal that people would do if I was in that situation, just you feel powerless, and this is a way to feel like you can at least do something,” said Tracy Cliffton from Clarks Summit.
Volunteers are saying they’re overwhelmed with the outcome of clothing that they’ve received, but now they need to start focusing on more cleaning supplies so people at the coast can start cleaning their homes.
“We’re going to try to do bleach, it kills the mold, some mops and some sponges, things like that, that can help start cleaning their houses with,” Shotto added.
If you would like to donate to the victims of hurricane Sandy you can drop items off at the Dickson City Civic Center Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.