Emergency responders in Springettsbury Township will collect items this weekend for people affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Springettsbury Township Police and members of the Greater York Professional Firefighters Association will collect items at the Springettsbury Township Fire Station.
"I'm hoping we have some decent success with it," said Ed Morin, a York Area United Fire & Rescue firefighter and an organizer.
The collection drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the 3013 E. Market St. fire station.
Collected items will be delivered to Newark, N.J., the following weekend.
Items: With the holiday season just over, Brad Hatcher, an organizer, said he's hopeful potential donors will give old items, such as bicycles or housewares, replaced by new ones received as Christmas presents.
Everyday necessities, such as personal hygiene products, pet products like leashes, and baby products, such as diapers will be collected during the drive.
Non-perishable food will also be accepted. However, bottled water will not be accepted because the water would likely freeze before it gets to those who need it, Hatcher said.
Cash donations will also be accepted. Organizers will purchase gift cards in $10 to $20 increments for nationwide stores that will be given to those affected by hurricane.
While its been a few months since the hurricane ripped through parts of the Eastern Seaboard last fall, Hatcher said there's still a need to aid those who were in its path.
"These people, they lost everything," Hatcher said.
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