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Ridgefield Seeks Volunteers To Help Sandy Victims

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Ridgefield Responds is looking for people to help in the ongoing volunteer effort at Rockaway Beach.

Hurricane Sandy damage is still a serious problem for the residents of the Rockaways.

“Three months has passed since Sandy and they are more desperate than ever,” Selectman Di Masters said in a statement.

Masters helped create Ridgefield Responds to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  “Now we are turning to our community for more help," Masters said. "We need volunteers. We need goods we can deliver and we need community partners who can use their expertise to help us acquire resources.”

Ridgefield Respond asks that anyone interested in volunteering go to the Ridgefield Community Center at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Residents are also invited to donate needed items, including:

• nonperishable food • baby wipes, baby food, diapers, formula • water • canned goods • cleaning supplies • hygiene essentials • small electronics for cooking • laptops or used computers with wireless capabilities • working stereos or other electronics for entertainment

A list of what kinds of furniture people need is also being compiled.

To volunteer, or for a complete list of needs, visit the Ridgefield Respond website , or send an email .

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