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Portland Region Collecting Items for Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

by Jessica Lantos

The Portland Regional Chamber has sent an important letter our way to share:

We have all seen images of the overwhelming destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey. The catastrophic effects of the storm have decimated towns and cities, and left families homeless, powerless and without basic necessities.

Help the Portland Region make a difference in the areas impacted by the damage. Allen & Coles Moving Systems has graciously offered to collect donations, and transport the items to regions in need.

Suggested donations include: non-perishable food items, bottled water, first aid kits, coats and clothing in good condition, gloves and hats, new underwear and socks, personal hygiene products, blankets, towels, diapers, work gloves, garbage bags, bubble wrap, cleaning supplies, pet food, etc. Items such as furniture and appliances are not suggested, and opened chemicals and liquids will not be accepted.

Drop off your donations by Saturday, November 17 to Allen & Coles Moving Systems located at 75 Pinetree Industrial Parkway in Portland between the hours of 8:00am and 3:30pm Monday through Friday. They will also be collecting on Saturday the 17th from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Call  teh Portland Regional Chamber at 207.772.2811  with any questions.

We thank you in advance for your generosity. Let’s join together to make a difference.


The Portland Regional Chamber and Allen & Coles Moving Systems

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