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The United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is accepting donations to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The agency said the community is in need of non-perishable food items, flashlights, batteries, bottled water and clean blankets.
There are five local drop-off locations for these contributions:
The Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center, 374 Broad Street, New London from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m on Friday, Nov. 2 and 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The Hampton Inn, 300 Long Hill Road, Groton, any time through the weekend;
The Residence Inn, 40 Whitehall Avenue, Mystic, any time through the weekend.
The Comfort Inn, 48 Whitehall Avenue, Mystic; any time through the weekend
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, 283 Stoddards Wharf Road, Gales Ferry from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 and 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Scott Barlow, general manager of Residence Inn Mystic and Comfort Inn Mystic, has kicked off this effort with a $500 donation from the Waterford Hotel Group charitable foundation.
If you are without power or know someone else in need, United Way 2-1-1 has continually updated information on shelters and other emergency resources. Just dial 211 or go to www.211ct.org.