Our Rotary Club is teaming up with other clubs in our District to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  There are many ways you can help, too.  Please consider dropping off an item for collection and delivery directly to the people on the front lines helping those in need.  And, of course, cash donations are always acceptable and will also be channeled directly to those in need via our network of Rotary Clubs serving in the disaster areas.

Here is a list of the items we need. Please get the word out to friends, neighbors and co-workers. These items can be dropped off at the offices of  Cross Insurance at 150 Main Street, in Alton across from Profile Bank. Also, cash donations can now be made right from our website.

Acceptable donations are:

- New Clothing (NO USED CLOTHING), Underwear, Socks, Coats, Sweaters, sweatpants and sweatshirts
- Heavy duty garbage bags
- New Blankets, Pillows, Bedding, Towels and Cots
- Cleaning supplies of all types - mops, brooms, pails, disinfectant, bleach, detergent
- Flash Light and Batteries, especially D batteries
- Work gloves
- Disposable diapers for babies of all sizes and Depends for senior citizens
- Non-perishable food items, especially Chunky soups, protein items; tuna fish or salmon, sardines, peanut butter, bread, stews, canned ravioli, and juices we need foods that don’t have to be heated. There is a tremendous need for food right now.
- Baby food of all types
- Pet food of all types
- Paper plates and cups

Cash donations or especially gift cards to such stores as Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s and ShopRite and other grocery stores. Money is probably most needed so that people can start rebuilding.