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Northern NY communities help Hurricane Sandy victims

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JAY, N.Y. -

Some communities in upstate New York hit hard by Tropical Storm Irene are helping victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The communities of Jay and Black Brook launched "Friends of the Community." The drive is collecting nonperishable items, hygiene projects, cleaning supplies, baby items, pet supplies, and work items like tools. All will be donated to those impacted by Sandy in New York City and New Jersey. The goal is to fill a 48-foot tractor-trailer which will head south Sunday afternoon.

"We had people that just showed up and volunteer help, shovel, rake, clean, move stuff, several shipments of cleaning items, food, a lot of food was sent up," said Ricky Nolan, the town supervisor in Black Brook.

If you want to help, items can be dropped off at 2444 Route 9N in Black Brook (the white building next to Rod's), 6-8 p.m., Nov. 7-9; and in Plattsburgh at Polsinello Fuels, ask for Aaron, at 180 Idaho Ave., 8 a.m-5 p.m. Nov. 9. People who can't drop off during the designated times should call 518-647-5411 or 518-647-5302.

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