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Hackensack Works On Ecuadorian Earthquake Relief Drive

The Ecuadorian earthquake left swaths of destruction.
The Ecuadorian earthquake left swaths of destruction. Photo Credit: Global Paint for Charity Facebook

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

Smaller packages -- one bag or less -- can be dropped off in the bobby of City Hall, 65 Central Ave., during the week, during normal business hours. Larger items -- like cases of water, tents and cots -- can be dropped off at the Building Department, 410 East Railroad Ave., off Passaic Street, on Sunday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

Here is a list that the consulate has requested:

  • blankets and pillows
  • tents and cots
  • canned goods and powdered milk
  • drinks/water -- no glass containers
  • toiletries, like toothpaste and bar soap, and toilet paper
  • sanitary napkins
  • disposable diapers, baby wipes, baby food and formula
  • syringes, IV tubing, gauze and over-the-counter medicine
  • cotton balls, bandages, gloves, alcohol, repellents and sunscreen
  • Red Cross solar radios
  • flashlights, solar flashlights
  • candles
  • nets
  • plastic dishes, cutlery and cups (not disposable)
  • towels
  • batteries, duct tape and cardboard boxes
  • industrial-size plastic trash bags
  • snacks like nutritional bars and nuts
  • clothing, shoes of all sizes and baseball caps
  • toys in good condition, including crayons, comic books and small paper books
  • food supply kits, like rice, grains, sugar, canned goods that open easily, oil, noodles, crackers
  • new pots and pans

"Thank you for your support in bringing relief to people in need," organizers noted.

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