Local Boy Scouts Collecting Turkeys for Sandy Victims
Three local scout troops will also collect non-perishable food and hygiene items at an event on Nov. 18.
Local Boy Scouts are organizing an effort to help Hurricane Sandy victims.
Newtown’s Troop 99, Troop 29 and Troop 380 will collect turkeys as well as non-perishable food and hygiene items at Council Rock High School North on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Goods collected will be delivered later that afternoon to Monmouth County for distribution.
“When I saw the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Sandy along beach communities of New Jersey, I was inspired to find a way for our boys to help,” said Troop 99 Scoutmaster Mike Perkins. “It’s what scouts do. This hits close to home, our boys have a connection to this area. They’ve camped at Sandy Hook and many of them earned their Small-Boat Merit Badge in Belmar.”
The Monmouth County Food Bank has requested frozen turkeys and nonperishable food items. The Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management has expressed an urgent need for the following items: blankets, flashlights, batteries, cleaning supplies, shoes, sneakers, diapers, baby food, other baby items, pet food, and kids’ games and toys. They are also collecting toiletries like soap, shampoo, shaving gear, toothpaste, deodorant and first aid items.