Clothing drive today, Oct. 1, for Irene victims in Morristown

Firefighters prepare to rescue residents in Morristown's Second Ward after Tropical Storm Irene. Photo by Berit Ollestad.
Firefighters prepare to rescue residents in Morristown's Second Ward after Tropical Storm Irene. Photo by Berit Ollestad.
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Morristown’s Manahan Village was hit hard by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. Berit Ollestad is rounding up clothes for distribution in Manahan Village today, Oct 1., from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Cauldwell Playground basketball court.

Firefighters prepare to rescue residents in Morristown's Second Ward after Tropical Storm Irene. Photo by Berit Ollestad.
Firefighters prepare to rescue residents in Morristown's Second Ward after Tropical Storm Irene. Photo by Shea Jonah.

Berit, a Franklin Corners resident who organized a relief drive for Alabama tornado victims over the summer, is working with Manahan Village resident Shea Jonah on this one.  At 1 pm tickets will be handed out to residents of Manahan Village so they can have a place in line.

People who wish to contribute clothing either can drop it off this morning with Berit — contact her at  beritann213 AT yahoo DOT com  —  or they can drop it off at the playground.

“I’m primarily accepting infant, children’s and teen clothing in nearly new and good condition. But other items that would be appreciated would be shoes, toys, small housewares, etc.,” Berit said.

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Here is Berit’s flyer:

Let’s Come Together and Share Some Clothing  w/One-Another

What: Limited amount of infant & children’s clothing available for parents that could use a helping hand.

When & Where: Saturday afternoon, October 1st @ The Basketball Courts in Manahan Village between 2-4pm

Additional Information

 

  • This is open to all residents in Manahan Village  who have a legitimate need for help.
  • One hour prior to event @ 1 pm, we will start handing out tickets for you to hold your place in line.
  • We will be letting in five individuals at a time (with their children), where they will have an opportunity to select a total of 10 articles of clothing for their child(ren).

PLEASE be respectful of your neighbors and only take the 10 allowed, so everyone can benefit. You can go thru the line as many times as you wish!

It is my hope that this can work smoothly and more important, be successful and we can do it on a regular basis!

** Please Help Us Make This Clothing Fair a Success for Everyone**

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