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Hackensack Organizes Relief Drive For Ecuador Earthquake Victims

Some of the wreckage from the Ecuador earthquake.
Some of the wreckage from the Ecuador earthquake. Photo Credit: Youtube

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A relief drive is being conducted in Hackensack for the victims of the recent earthquake in Ecuador. The City of Hackensack, in partnership with The Church of St. Anthony of Padua and the Ecuadorian Consulate of New Jersey and Pennsylvania are hosting the drive.

Smaller packages (one bag or less) can be dropped off in the lobby of City Hall, 65 Central Ave.

Larger items (like cases of water, tents, cots) can be dropped off at the Building Department, 410 East Railroad Ave., off Passaic St., on May 1 only, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Consulate has requested:

  • Blankets / pillows
  • Tents
  • Cots
  • Canned goods
  • Powdered milk
  • Drinks/water - no glass
  • Toiletries (tooth paste - bar soap)
  • Toilet paper
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Disposable diapers / baby wipes
  • Baby food, formula
  • Syringes, iv tubing, gauze, medicine (over the counter)
  • Cotton balls, bandages, gloves, alcohol, repellants, sunscreen
  • Solar radios (red cross)
  • Flashlights / solar flashlights
  • Candles
  • Nets
  • Plastic dishes, cutlery and cups (not disposable)
  • Towels 20. Batteries
  • Duct tape
  • Plastic trash bags - industrial size
  • Snacks: nutritional bars, nuts
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Clothing, shoes (men, women, children), baseball caps
  • Toys in good condition (crayons, comic books, paper books - small)
  • Food supply kits (rice, grains, sugar, canned goods that open easily, oil, noodles, crackers)

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