Giving Back

Help Answer Hurricane Victims' Prayers

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Victoria Gerry Credits: Photo courtesy of Victoria Gerry
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Victoria Gerry, an Ambassador Juliette Girl Scout in Somers, is asking for residents’ help. After reading about and seeing the devastation in Puerto Rico and Dominica, she became determined to help in anyway she could. Her church, the Bedford Community Church, has been instrumental in helping the people of Texas and Florida. Now they are turning their efforts to Puerto Rico and Dominica. It will be shipping supplies down in a few weeks. Please donate the following items that are in desperate need: diapers, baby wipes, adult wipes, baby food (oatmeal snacks;  no glass jars), powdered milk, woman’s hygiene products, first aid kits, flashlights and batteries, candles, nonperishable food, bottled water, and gift cards in any amount (Walmart or Visa/MC).

Collection boxes will be at Route 100 Market, Somers Pharmacy, and the Somers Library beginning Thursday, Oct. 5, and running through Oct. 22. 

Donated supplies will be shipped out by Oct. 24. Send your love and show of support by donating abundantly. If your children would like to make cards of hope and inspiration, that would be appreciated.

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