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Towns in the Catskill Mountain region of New York were devastated by flooding in hurricane Irene's aftermath.

In an attempt to provide assistance to families in the affected Catskill Mountain areas - many of whom have lost their homes, businesses, livelihoods, and towns - a grassroots organization of concerned citizens are collecting supplies throughout the NYC area.

Many NYC residents stocked up on bottled water, batteries, non-perishable food, and other emergency supplies in preparation for the worst from Irene, luckily, those emergency supplies were not needed in most cases here in NYC.

We are asking New Yorkers to please take a moment and simply drop off their unused hurricane emergency supplies (or any items on the suggested items list) at one of our collection sites. We will then have our network of volunteers- most who have homes or families in the region-transport these much needed items to drop off centers upstate in the affected Catskill Mountain areas.

--All of the volunteers at Catskill Mountain Relief thank you for taking the time to visit our blog and for assisting us in these important efforts.



Irene's Aftermath

Photos courtesy of the many participants in the liveblog at

watershedpost.com

One Small Act CAN Make a HUGE Difference

Hey, New Yorkers, do you know that dropping off your unused hurricane supplies can make a HUGE difference?

Think about this:

If one percent of New York City's eight million residents drop off just 2 bottles of water and just 5 cans of food each, those small efforts would provide one-hundred sixty thousand bottles of water and four hundred thousand cans of food to assist families in desperate need in hurricane affected regions.

Please drop off your unused hurricane supplies at one of our NYC area collection sites today!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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