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Hands of Light in Action Collecting Donations for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Volunteers with the Canton-based grassroots organization will deliver food, toys to families affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York.

Volunteers with the Canton-based nonprofit Hands of Light in Action are accepting donations of nonperishable items for families affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York.

Items needed include: personal hygiene packages, diapers, formula, soft huggable toys (new or gently used), Clorox bleach/cleaning supplies, water (in cases or 5-gallon jugs), shovels, rakes, sledge hammers, hammers, big brooms, crow bars, dry wall hook, heavy duty gloves, garbage bags, tarps, gift cards for Target, K-Mart, Lowes and Home Depot, and gas cards.

Homemade quilts to provide children displaced from their homes are also needed. Postage for the quilts will be provided by Hands of Light.

Nancy Malone, founder of Hands of Light in Action, said volunteers will be driving to Queens and Brooklyn, NY. on Friday to deliver the items and assist with clean-up efforts.

The nonprofit recently assisted with tornado recovery efforts in Dexter by clearing trees and brush, and providing food to displaced families.

Donations can be dropped off at 4380 Dexter-Pinckney Road in Dexter, or 46902 Mornington Road in Canton.

Financial donations can also be mailed to P.O. Box 87513, Canton, MI. 48188.

For more information, email handsoflightinaction@gmail.com.

Barbara Read October 31, 2012 at 12:48 PM
You'll find updates and a "donate" link on their facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/HOLIArocks
Vette96drvr November 01, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Hands of Light worked tirelessly in Dexter after the tornado organizing all of us volunteers and helping wherever they could. Thank you for all you did for our community!
Wendy Arendts Schultz November 01, 2012 at 02:41 AM
I posted the article on my fb page encouraging people to rise up and donate. I'll get out tomorrow and pick up some of the items on your list.

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