HACKENSACK, N.J. -- You can help a united effort coordinated by law enforcement in Bergen County to provide disaster relief to Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico.
Dozens of types of items will be collected at a drive this Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bergen County Administration parking lot at East Kansas and South River streets.
Joining forces for the drive are the Bergen County Sheriff's Office, Bergen County Sheriff's PBA Local 134, National Coalition of Latino Officers and the Port Authority Police Hispanic Society.
"Help us to help those in need," Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino said.
Among the sealed items needed:
- Baby formula;
- Personal care kits: toothpaste, brushes, soap, shampoo, deodorant, feminine products;
- First-aid kits;
- Trash bags;
- Hand sanitizer;
- Water purification tablets;
- Battery-operated flashlights;
- Battery-operated radios;
- Batteries (all sizes);
- Sleeping bags;
- Small tents;
- Mosquito repellant and bug spray;
- Canned non-perishable food.
INFO: (201) 336-3540
Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm -- the strongest there in 80 years and more powerful than Hurricane Irma -- with winds of 155 mph and a combined 20 inches of rainfall.
It will likely take months before power is restored throughout the island.
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