In response to the devastation left in Hurricane Sandy's path, Cardi's Furniture and Arpin Van Lines will collect items to be brought down to New Jersey & New York for immediate distribution to families who are in need.
The items that are being accepted are:
• Winter Clothes (New or Like New) Women's, Men's, Children's, Boy's, Girl's
• Jackets, coats, hats gloves, socks, sweatshirts, sweatpants.
• Baby Clothing (Infant & Toddler)
• Canned Goods
• Bottled Water
• Baby formula
• Toiletries (Please bring donation in Clear Zip-Lock Bag)
• Personal & Feminine Hygiene Products
The drive will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cardi's Furniture locations in:
• West Warwick, RI
• South Attleboro, MA
• Swansea, MA
• Braintree, MA
Upon conclusion of the drive, Arpin Van Lines will immediately begin driving the trucks to distribution points in New Jersey & New York
Smaller-Based Drives are invited to bring items collected (similar to list above) to any of the Cardi's Drop-Off Points this Friday from 7am to 2pm for inclusion in delivery to New York & New Jeresy. Monetary donations will be accepted for the American Red Cross and be designated for "Sandy Relief Efforts".
Cardi's Furniture & Arpin Van Lines have done relief drives in the past including 22 tractor trailers to areas affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and in 2010 they were able to send 10 trailers of medical supplies to earthquake ravaged Haiti.
"We have received numerous calls and posts on Facebook & Twitter inquiring what we would be doing to assist those affected by the storm. Through social media, we have set up this drive and are happy that we can provide Southern New Englanders with a way to send tangible goods to help our neighbors in need" - Nick, Ron, & Peter Cardi.
For further information regarding the drive, please see cardis.com.
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