Sandy donations desperately needed

The Greater York Professional Fire Fighters Association and Springettsbury Township Volunteer Fire Company are spending the weekend collecting donations for the victims of Superstorm Sandy. They are asking for the York community to help them fill a tractor-trailer truck with supplies.

Items needed include blankets and jackets, clothing of all types (preferably warmer clothes) for all ages, new socks and underwear; shoes, sneakers and boots, small overnight bags, pillows, and sleeping bags; baby food, formula, diapers and wipes; bottled water (sealed containers only); non perishable food items; candy; toiletries, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, feminine products, etc. (sealed containers only); plastic utensils, styrofoam and paper cups, bowls and plates; mechanical can openers; paper towels, napkins, toilet paper; coloring books, crayons, pens, paper and backpacks; and monetary donations.

The group will be collecting Sunday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the fire station at 3013 East Market Street in York.

The items collected will be delivered to the Willing Hearts Community Care Center in Newark, New Jersey.