Church collecting items for Hurricane Sandy victims

Tree of Life Lutheran Church in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County is trying to fill a 53-foot tractor trailer with items for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The trailer will be filled on Saturday and Sunday at the church's location on Linglestown Road. The truck was donated by YCR Freight and will be delivered by the trucking company, at their cost, to a disaster relief supply site near New York City.

Anyone who would like to donate items is encouraged to stop by the church from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday or from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.

The following is a list of requested items:


· baby bottles and formula (preferably liquid)

· baby blankets

· baby food (jarred or canned)

· baby powder

· diapers and wipes


· blankets and pillows

· hats, scarves and gloves for all ages


· bottled water

· boxes/non-refrigerated milk

· canned fruits

· canned tuna fish

· granola bars and energy bars

· instant coffee and tea bags

· instant soups

· packaged snack or cookies

· peanut butter and jelly


· deodorant

· feminine hygiene products

· hand sanitizers

· razors and shaving cream

· shampoo and conditioner

· soaps (bar or liquid)

· toothpaste, toothbrushes and mouthwash


· adhesive/non-adhesive bandages, antibacterial

ointments, gauze and tape

· acetaminophen, aspirin and ibuprofen

· rubbing alcohol and peroxide


· dish soap

· disinfectant wipes and bleach

· heavy duty trash bags

· latex gloves

· disposable hazmat suits (paper or plastic)

· laundry detergent

· mops, brooms, shovels and rakes

· spray-bottled cleaners

· work gloves


· batteries – especially “D”

· face/dust masks

· flashlights

· hand and foot warmers

· masking tape and marking pens

· tarps

· generators


· can openers (manual only)

· disposable dinnerware (cups, plates, and plastic utensils)

· napkins and paper towels

· tissues

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