Donations being collected for the victims of Hurricane Sandy

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


Loading comments...
Hide Comments