Skyline Socks For Sandy
Posted on 21 November 2012
Socks for Sandy has been able to provide some warmth to many residents of New Jersey who lost everything in the storm. Many were literally left with only the clothes on their backs.
Skyline Socks will be providing warm socks to those who need it most right now. New York socks that are purchased will be matched and sent to Socks For Sandy from November 3rd through November 25th.
The need is still great. Many homes are gone, flooded, wiped out, total losses. Here are some eye opening statistics:
- Over 800 homes in the area have been condemned
- Over 4500 homes in the area have been affected by Sandy in some way, whether flooding, property damage, etc.
- The poverty rate in the area is currently at 45%
Mystic Island & Tuckerton Beach were two coastal communities that were completely wiped out.
Here is a list of some of the items that YOU can donate and help those in need:
- New packages of socks - *NY socks purchased from November 3rd through November 25th will go to Socks for Sandy
- New packages of thermal underwear - All sizes
- New packages of children's pajamas - From toddlers sizes up
- New sweatpants for adults - Preferably neutral colors that could be worn by women or men
- New packages of sports bras - All sizes
If you are at all able, send any of the above items to:
Socks for Sandy
P.O. Box 520
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
Here is a quote from the the individual who started Socks For Sandy -
"I couldn't get the socks thing out of my head. People needed socks. People were walking around barefoot. But it was more than that, this sort-of obsession about socks. Putting socks on cold feet signifies warmth and comfort - a small bit of goodness during what will be a long and difficult road. It bothered me all night.
Yes, we live at the shore. Going barefoot goes hand-in-hand with living at the beach. But after this storm? It is much chillier around here. And the forecast is for another possible storm to arrive in about four days. People need socks for warmth. Now."
Another way to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy:
You can also donate directly to the Red Cross and get your money into the hands of those who need it the most: