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UPDATE: Groups, Businesses Offer Help; Free Dryer Services

A local laundromat is offering free dryers today for residents without power and free pick up and delivery tomorrow.

As the Sayville-Bayport area recovers from Hurricane Sandy, many local business owners, residents and community groups are looking to help out others severely impacted by the storm. 

Here's a few messages we have received (if you are a business owner with a message for the community, please add it in the comments section below or email details to judy.mottl@patch.com):

Sayville Laundry Offers Free Dryers

Sayville Suds  at 5640 Sunrise Highway in Sayville (7-11/ Sweet Frog shopping center) is offering FREE DRYERS again today. On Monday free pick up and drop off laundry service will resume for anyone who can't get to the laundromat due to gas shortage. Call 589-2400.

PTA Forms Group to Help Out

An adhoc group formed by the Blue Point School PTA, called We Can Make a Difference, held a meeting Friday and soon had piles of clothes and donations for residents needing supplies. Here is the website if you want to join the effort and an update on the group's activities:

What a great turnout yesterday at the firehouse. We received donations of coats, bedding, clothing and food that we are ready to distribute. We also have committees formed for indoor/outdoor clean-up, laundry services, showers and child care as well as information available for geriatric services. Please contact Pam Renneisen, 631-312-7008 or peez71@optonline.net or thru this page.

Community Ambulance Extends Power Effort

On Saturday November 3, Community Ambulance Company will have a marked pick up truck parked with a generator and a power strip for anyone in the community that needs to charge phones, iPads or small medical equipment at no cost. The vehicle will have lights on, sign posted outside and staff attending the station in uniform. The staff will also be handing out information on contact phone numbers and agencies to assist anyone affected. Staff reserve the right to turn away any device that is larger then the generators capacity or deny services. Depending on the usage we will look to expand the days of this program.

The power charging locations and times are listed below.

Sayville: Main Street and Railroad Avenue (in front of the clock)
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Bayport: Main Street and Snedecor Ave. 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Oakdale: Oakdale 7-Eleven Store on Main Street
3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

New Website Focused on Lost Pets Due to Sandy

Please help share this website that links LOST Hurricane Sandy Pets back to their owners. The more we promote this site, the better chances of reuniting. Please help!! http://www.facebook.com/SandysPets

Lighthouse Mission Seeks Donation to Food Bank

Lighthouse mission is continuing rescue efforts in the area, adding to their existing food bank and clothing pantry.  They're asking for help and giving it out as well. https://www.facebook.com/lighthouse.mission.1

Community Ambulance Also Collecting Emergency Supplies

Community Ambulance is collecting water, food, clothes, non perishable food, basic items for daily life. CAC is working with US Veterans MC: LI Chapter to get supplies to our own Community and Suffolk, Nassau and City. 9am-9pm at 146 Railroad Avenue Sayville starting Saturday.

Sweet Frog Still Collecting Emergency Supplies

The Sayville frozen yogurt shop on Sunrise Highway asks donors to leave items outside the front door.

Bayport Karate is Donation Drop-Off Point

Shaolin Self Defense Center, on Montauk Highway near Hess in Bayport, is collecting supplies until further notice. Blankets,clothes, food, baby items and toiletries.

Sayville Laundry Offers Free Dryer Time

Sayville Suds Laundry is open with full power. They are offering free dryers all day to help people from the hurricane. They are located at 5640 Sunrise highway Sayville in the 7-Eleven/Sweet frog shopping center.

Tutor Time Offers Space for Donations Dropp-Off

Tutor Time of Oakdale is open with full power. We are located at 1645 Montauk Hwy, Oakdale NY. As a NYS licensed childcare center, we cannot have anyone in the school that is not an authorized person. We would however like to help in any way possible. Perhaps we can be used as a drop off center for supplies, etc? Email: beltrani.gary@gmail.com

Emily November 03, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Just spoke with the ambulance volunteers. They reported that the food, diapers, blankets, etc. they have gathered will be given out at Idle Hour Elementary School this evening from around 6 to 8 pm. Please let anyone in the area who is need know.
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