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Raritan Borough Police Collects Items to Donate to Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Credits: Dawn Wilde
Credits: Dawn Wilde
Credits: Dawn Wilde
Credits: Dawn Wilde
Credits: Dawn Wilde
Credits: Dawn Wilde
Credits: Dawn Wilde
Credits: Dawn Wilde
Credits: Dawn Wilde

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Police Department collected Hurricane Harvey relief supplies at police headquarters Sunday.

The donations will be taken down to the residents and first responders of Dickinson, Texas, after Sept. 13.

Cars came to the department nonstop through the afternoon to deliver supplies, and the Raritan Moose Lodge donated a $1,000 check to the cause.

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The police department will still be accepting donations until Sept. 13 at the Raritan Borough Police Department, on First Street.

Items to donate include footwear (boots, sneakers, socks, foot powder), band aids, medical ointment to treat blisters, diapers, wipes, pull-ups, cleaning supplies, bottled water, bed linens, towels, toiletries and trash bags.

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