Salvation Army collecting Hurricane Sandy relief supplies in Syracuse

The Salvation Army in Syracuse is collecting supplies for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. People are being asked to bring new items to the Salvation Army offices at 677 South Salina Street in Syracuse. They will be collecting from 1pm to 7pm on Monday, November 12th. From Tuesday, November 13th to Monday, November 19 they will be accepting donations from 7:00am to 11:00am and 1:00pm to 7:00pm.

This drive is focused on the items relief workers have identified as being the most-needed by Hurricane Sandy victims.

New coats

New hats and gloves (including work gloves)

New socks and underwear

Paper supplies (bathroom tissue, paper towels, etc.)

New blankets

Garbage bags

Baby supplies (disposable diapers, formula, baby food)

Batteries (all sizes)

Canned goods

Major George Polarek from the Salvation Army said those affected by Hurricane Sandy can be best helped with new items that can be immediately distributed.

"Even though many will be anxious to bring used items out of their closets and drawers, it's the new items so we can present quality gifts to the individuals that have been affected by Sandy," said Polarek.

Ticia Fergot has friends in the New York City area who are still waiting to get their power back. She brought bags of donated, non-perishable food to the Salvation Army on Monday. Fergot says her children and her church made sure the food they donated would be easy for families to prepare and eat if had limited access to power.

"We took time to think about what they could make very easily. Canned food or soups that would be easy for them to make with a hot pot," said Fergot.

People who wish to donate used clothing or household items are asked to bring them to a Salvation Army Family Store. can locate the closest drop off site.