The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is organizing a collection drive to provide needed items to victims of Hurricane Harvey. The charity was established in memory of a firefighter killed on 9/11. One of Siller's cousin is former New Fairfield First Selectman John Hodge. He is organizing the collection drive locally.
Hodge says there's a standard list when a natural disaster like this happens of items needed immediately. He stressed that donors should stick to the list, otherwise Texas will be inundated with items that won't get used. Hodge added that the items also have to be organized. All of the trucks from around the Greater Danbury area will go to a central distribution area set up by the Foundation. The donations will be categorized and reloaded onto tractor trailers.
The collection drive is taking place on Wednesday, September 6th from 7am to 6pm. Collections sites are located at:
-WLAD/98Q, 98 Mill Plain Road in Danbury
-Faith Church on the border of New Milford and Brookfield
-Memorial Field in New Fairfield
-IGA in Sherman
The emergency items needed are:
-Toiletries (ex soap, shampoo)
-Canned and bagged food
-New socks (NO OTHER CLOTHING ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED)