WILMINGTON, MA — On Saturday, January 13, from 10am to 2pm, the Kiwanis Club of Wilmington will conduct another collection of food, water, clothes and other essentials for the people of Puerto Rico. In greatest need is food: rice and beans plus food that can be eaten right out of the can.
Donations can be dropped off at West Real Estate (386 Main Street), located next to the Bank of America.
The second collection in an ongoing effort, the club hopes to surpass the success of November 11th, when they collected over 3 tons of supplies. Materials will be turned over to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, which maintains a Disaster Relief Recovery Program. They have people on the ground to distribute the materials to the people in need with their own truck drivers.
Other donations requested include:
- Clothes, all sizes, types, gender, age. (used is OK, but would you wear them?)
- Pots and Pans
- Cooking tools, flashlights, batteries, winning Megabucks tickets, cleaning supplies, bedding, toys (yes, Christmas was bleak), letters of hope and encouragement, shoes, sandals, flip-flops, the list is only limited to your imagination.
San Juan is getting restored, but the countryside is still in a horrible condition — homes destroyed, roads gone, electricity still not restored. No work. No pay. Nothing to buy. Many more months to go.
Have a question about the collection? Contact Wilmington Kiwanis Club President Stu Neilson at 978-430-1652.
(NOTE: The above press release is from Paige Impink.)
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