.

Photo of the Day: Sandy Relief Drive in Des Plaines

Share your favorite pictures from the community; click the green “Upload Photos and Videos” button.

The tractor-trailer parked in front of the , is beginning to fill up with donated items for victims of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast. On a chilly Monday afternoon, Des Plaines Patrol Officer Tom Stancato organized some of the donated products in the Dayton Freight trailer. , is donating the shipping portion of the relief drive.

“Des Plaines Has New York’s Back” began when a police sergeant approached Police Chief William Kushner with the concept, Kushner told city council members at a meeting on Nov. 5.

Items will be accepted for donation until Nov. 20, and the container will be shipped to those in need on Nov. 21.

Needed items:

  • Cleaning supplies including mops, sponges, water hoses, garbage bags, paper towels, fans and dehumidifiers.
  • Baby supplies including blankets, disposable diapers and clothes.
  • Warm clothing including hats, scarves, mittens, gloves and blankets.

Goods may be donated at the following locations:

  • Des Plaines Police Department, 1418 Miner St.
  • Des Plaines Fire Department, Station 2, 1313 E. Oakton St.
  • Des Plaines Fire Department, Station 3, 130 E. Thacker St.

Sign up for Patch’s daily newsletter, delivered to you inbox with news, information and community.

Find Patch on Facebook and click the like button.

Related: Check out all the photos of the day. The last one was of Friendship Park Conservatory.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something