STIRLING, NJ - Members and friends of the Stirling Elks are joining in the efforts of fellow Elks around the state and others to send relief supplies to the latest victims of a hurricane - Hurricane Irma, which has caused havoc in Florida and the Caribbean. Previously, the Elks had sent relief supplies to Hurricane Harvey survivors.

The lodge, at 1138 Valley Road, Stirling, began collecting after Harvey hit, and those items were delivered to the Katy, Texas, Elks Lodge, according to a Facebook post by Kelly Mazzocchi. 

On Monday, the decision was made to collect for survivors of Hurricane Irma in Florida. The lodge will be open after 3 p.m. to accept donations. For information, call 908-647-9744.

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Among the items needed are cases of water; packages of T-shirts, new; mouthwash; formula; shampoo/conditioner; school supplies; packages of boxers, new; cleaning supplies; paper towels, gloves; batteries; garbage bags; socks, new; flashlights and non-perishable food. See the complete list on the graphic.

Other locations collecting include the Watchung Elks Lodge, 1 Elks Trail, Warren, after 12 Noon and the Mountainside Elks Lodge, 1193 US Highway 22, which will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, Sept. 11; There is also a drop off location at 150 Main Street, Peapack – please leave items on the porch.