Call to Donate Household Items & School Supplies to Harvey Victims

Mayor Brown, other city officials, make call on Friday afternoon

Mike Baggerman
September 01, 2017 - 5:24 pm

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown along with other city officials are calling on Buffalo residents to donate basic household and school supplies to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

"Literally, millions of people have been impacted in some kind of way by the hurricane," Brown said. "Homes have been devastated and destroyed. Lives have been lost. Buffalo, a community who has faced some natural disaster ourselves, know what it's like to be able to help other communities in need because when we've gone through snow storms and other disasters, there have been other communities that have been there to help the people of Buffalo."

The city is working with the Salvation Army and True Bethel Baptist Church to establish drop-off points around the city for goods such as new toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, towels, blankets, baby formula, diapers, baby wipes, deodorant, shampoo, cases of water, crayons, pencils, pens, and notebooks.

Drop-off points will be at City Hall, True Bethel (located at 907 East Ferry Street), and the Salvation Army headquarters (located at 960 Main Street). Donations will be accepted beginning on Tuesday and run through September 11. 

Mayor Brown said there are no plans for the city to contribute financially to Hurricane Harvey relief. 
 

LISTEN: Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown calls for donations to Hurricane Harvey victims

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