Susquehanna Health will collect non-perishable items at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center's tower entrance to help those affected by Superstorm Sandy. Donations will be accepted until Friday.
Susquehanna Health is coordinating the drive to help the Sisters of Christian Charity's Motherhouse in Mendham, N.J. The Sisters of Christian Charity founded Divine Providence Hospital.
The Motherhouse, the organization's administration building, has been transformed into a temporary relief shelter for those affected by the storm and has offered more than 300 victims a safe place to sleep, eat and access electricity. The Sisters are reaching out to the Williamsport community to help them restock so they can continue to help many more of the people affected.
Non-perishable items such as laundry detergent, bath soap, tissues, toothpaste, contractor bags, toothbrushes, shampoo, foam cups and bowls, paper plates, plastic cutlery, snacks, dry goods, baby wipes and diapers are among the most sought-after items. Products may be taken to the drop-off zone inside the tower entrance. No perishable items will be accepted.
On Friday, a tractor-trailer will be onsite to take the items to Mendham, N.J.
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