Local Hurricane Relief Fund

by Erika Brooks on November 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Another relief effort is spreading across several counties.

A Newark firefighter and his wife have established a hurricane relief fund of their own to benefit those still suffering in New York and Staten Island. Mike and Wendy Mcnamara are hoping to collect enough needed items to fill a semi.

"They need hats, coats and gloves that kind of thing. So still the food, water but then they’re also asking for cleaning supplies, heavy duty garbage bags, baby wipes, baby foods. Kind of the things that we didn’t think about initially but they do have a big mess in there and they’re running short on cleaning supplies," said Mcnamara.

The group will begin accepting donations Friday night during the play-off game at Zanesville High School. After that, drop-off locations will be available in Nashport, Frazeysburg, Newtown Township and Newark.

"We’ve tentatively set a goal of the 17th to start picking stuff up and we’d like to leave around the 20th, so just about two weeks."

To learn more about the relief effort contact Wendy or Mike.

Wendy Mcnamara 740-624-7545
Mike Mcnamara 740-404-5144

Full List of Drop-Off Locations:

Frazeysburg- Meadow View Church of Christ
Raiders Road Frazeysburg

Dresden- Holly Brauning-Wolford home
48 W. 10th Street Dresden

Zanesville- Julie Wells
812 Lenox Avenue Zanesville

Nashport- Nashport United Methodist Church
O’Bannon Road Nashport

Newark- City of Newark Fire Department (any station)

Station 1 Downtown 75 South 4th Street
Station 2 – 1140 Hollander Street
Station 3 – 1800 West Main Street corner of Cherry Valley Road
Station 4 – East Main and Dayton Road (across from Matesich Distributing)

Pataskala- West Licking Fire Department Station 1
851 East Broad Street Pataskala

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