A Sayville mom and Girl Scout leader and a Sayville business owner are teaming up to open an emergency center in Sayville where residents needing food, clothing and living necessities can get supplies and assistance.
Sweet Frog owner Candance Golio and Stacy Antos both got the inspiration to do something to help Thursday morning after reading about the local community impact from Hurricane Sandy.
Through social networking sites and posts on Patch, the two connected and are working today to get donations of food, clothing, blankets, coats and anything else neighbors in need may need.
"We're also teaming up with Once Upon a Child to collect clothes fort hose affected by Sandy. Drop off today is until 6 p.m. and will continue in the days ahead," Golio told Patch.
Antos, who works at Once Upon a Child, is putting out the word through her Girl Scout connections, Facebook and on Patch, asking people to bring down whatever they can, from clothes of all sizes to non-perishable food, toiletries, blankets to water and pet food. Gift cards to local stores are also a good option, she added.
"We need alot of help on this, in donations and volunteer time as well," said Antos.
Those wishing to donate can drop off at Sweet Frog this afternoon and those wishing to help other ways can reach out to Antos by calling 559-2484 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org