NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NY’ers RESPOND TO FLOOD VICTIMS

 

Senator Collecting Food and Personal Items to Send Downstate 


State Senator Patty Ritchie is thanking Central and Northern New Yorkers who have responded to her appeal for relief items for victims of severe flooding downstate.


Senator Ritchie announced Thursday that she has opened her offices in Oswego, Watertown and Ogdensburg for constituents to drop off personal and food items that are desperately needed by farmers and families who have been driven from their homes by twin floods caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.


Senator Ritchie will continue to collect items through next week, and arrange to deliver them to relief agencies in the affected areas.


Most urgently needed items include:


            Diapers                                               Non-perishable food


Formula                                             Jar baby food


Baby wipes                                         Adult wipes


Personal hygiene items                      Cleaning supplies


New underwear                                   New socks


Over-the-counter medications          Bottled water 


Contributions may be dropped off at Senator Ritchie’s offices:


            Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown


Oswego County Building, 46 E. Bridge St., Oswego


Ogdensburg City Hall, 330 Ford St., Ogdensburg


 Central and Northern New Yorkers are also being urged to send messages to flood victims through a link on Senator Ritchie’s website.