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UPDATE: Local Firefighters Seek Donated Items For Breezy Point FD

Congers FD will be collecting donated items this week

 

Update: Wednesday morning:

The Congers Fire Department wants to thank the public for their overwhelming contributions of clothing and that they no long need any more clothes. 

"We have about 30-40 boxes of clothing right now," said Congers Second Assistant Chief Phil Leto.

However, they're still looking for toiletries, paper products, work gloves, cleaning products and dry foods/non-perishable foods. 

Drop them off at their firehouse at 40 N. Harrison Ave in Congers from Monday – Friday this week between 5 – 9 p.m.

People to People has also stopped receiving clothing donations and are only looking for non-perishable food. 

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The Nanuet Fire Department is heading down to Queens on Tuesday with a drop off for Breezy Point FD. Other local fire departments are also coming on board to help out. 

According to Fire Commissioner Vincent Pacella:

Point Breeze Fire Department has severe damage and lost most of their equipment. The 2 engines they have are operational but on borrowed time as they were pumping sea water to contain the fires. They also lost a Chief's car as everything was under 4 feet of sea water. They are looking for flashlights, portable fire radios, turnout gear, 4x4 vehicles, office equipment, mobile home trailer, and warm clothes as they are still wearing the same clothes from the storm. FEMA & OEM have yet to respond to their needs. Monetary donations can be made to the Red Cross. Please help. 

Congers Fire Department is collecting donations and is heading down to Breezy Point on Saturday with West Haverstraw FD. Bring the following items to their firehouse at 40 N. Harrison Ave in Congers from Monday – Friday this week between 5 – 9 p.m.

  • non-perishable food
  • used clothing, pillows, blankets
  • paper products
  • toiletries

"We're going to load up some trucks and head down to Breezy Point in Queens on Saturday morning," said Congers Second Assistant Chief Phil Leto. "We're going with West Haverstraw FD."

The Nanuet Fire Department is collecting donations for the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department and the surrounding area. Donations of fire equipment are urgently needed. Any fire department with surplus equipment that is no longer used will also be accepted.

Items such as turnout gear, helmets, boots, gloves, flashlights, portable radios, generators, portable pumps, mobile trailer to be used as an office, office equipment, four wheel drive vehicles, and a fire engine (pumper).

Drop off the above items  at the Nanuet Firehouse on Prospect Street, Nanuet.

The Nanuet Fire Department expects to deliver the donated items to the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department starting on Tuesday, November 6. Other trips will be made as necessary.

We are also in need of a box truck to deliver these items. If you can donate the use of this type of vehicle, please call Vincent Pacella at 845-406-0570. 

Monetary donations can be sent to the following address: 

Point Breeze Fire Department

1 Fireman’s Plaza

Breezy Point, NY 11697

The Nanuet and Pearl River Fire Departments request that all item donations for the storm victims be dropped off at Stop & Shop in Nanuet or People to Peopleon West Nyack Road in Nanuet, but call there first.

hildee November 05, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Update: 11/4/12- For any supplies or Donations please send to the Silver Gull Club. Clothes are piled to the ceiling, so we need (Batteries, Flashlights, Toiletries, Clean Water, Food, Blankets/Pillows and any other necessity. God Bless 1 Beach 193rd Street Far Rockaway, NY 11697 (718) 634-1500 All checks can be made payable to Breezy Point Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund and sent to: C/O Katie Noonan Scalley 245 E. 63rd St. Apt#1801 New York, NY 10065
hildee November 05, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Donations: Breezy: https://www.wepay.com/donations/572081337 Rockaway: https://www.wepay.com/donations/2107251105 Broad Channel: https://www.wepay.com/donations/1039315311 Hurricane Sandy: Raising money for Breezy Point www.wepay.com On Monday, October 29th, Hurricane Sandy swept through the peninsula of Breezy P... See More
christopher November 06, 2012 at 05:23 PM
So I called Vincent Pacella to donate some supplies and he was very rude and told me he didn't need non perishable food, clothes, pillows, blankets and toiletries so I guess he didn't need all the stuff they put up.
courageisstrong November 06, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Christopher if you read the article its the congers and west haverstraw fire departments that is looking for the things you listed and by his reaction toyour call you are probably not the only you who didn't "read the whole article" and see the there are two different lists and drop off points
Tito November 07, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Yeah I may have not read the article thoroughly but why get rude and upset with people trying to help? and secondly why leave your number for people to call if you can't direct them to someone that can give them the information needed?
Vincent Pacella November 07, 2012 at 07:32 AM
IF YOU READ THE POST MY PHONE NUMBER WAS LEFT FOR THE USE OF A BOX TRUCK, NOT DONATIONS. THE DAILY NEWS READ THE POST AND CALLED TO TELL ME A TRUCK WAS ON ITS WAY. IF YOU THOUGHT I WAS RUDE I APOLOGIZE. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

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