Oxford Ambulance Still Collecting for Hurricane Victims

The collections will be made at the ambulance bay at 484 Oxford Road.


The Oxford Ambulance Association is still collecting items to send to New York for Hurricane Sandy victims.

Since Monday, Nov. 5, the association has collected items in its ambulance bay at 484 Oxford Road between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The association will accept collections through today, Friday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m.

"We are planning on renting a truck or two and bringing everything to either Staten island or Brooklyn," said Madalene Taggart, assistant director of Oxford Ambulance. She said the association is trying to fill a trailer, and the association does not need clothing at this point. 

The association is also accepting monetary donations to to help offset the cost of rental trucks, if they cannot ge them donated.

The following is a list of items being collected: 

 Thermals and Coats Only for clothing; also, new blankets are needed

  • 100 percent fruit Juice (cans, bottles, boxes)
  • Water
  • Canned vegetables and fruit
  • Chunky soups and beef stew
  • Gluten-free products
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Powdered milk
  • Dry rice and canned beans
  • Baby food/baby formula/ baby wipes
  • Diapers
  • Sugar free, low sodium, and no salt items
  • Tuna and other canned meat
  • Granola bars
  • Snack packs
  • Kosher foods

Personal Care Items Most Needed

  • Shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Diapers, detergent and deodorant
  • Shaving cream, razors and hairbrushes
  • Hand sanitizers
  • paper towels
  • garbage bags
  • toilet paper
  • bleach
  • spray bottles
  • gloves
  • candles/matches
Sue Martovich November 05, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Thank You Oxford Ambulance. I will be heading out today to help fill your truck.
Madalene Taggart November 05, 2012 at 06:16 PM
There is also a need for Hand Warmers and Pet Food.
Madalene Taggart November 05, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Heavy duty garbage bags and work gloves.
Kathy November 11, 2012 at 12:38 PM
What a wonderful thing. I was amazed when I saw the huge amount of items. Great job Madalene. Many showed up to load the truck. Special note to Al & Kim for supplying the truck. Hope there were people to help unload it in Staten Island!
Madalene Taggart November 11, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Thank you Kathy! It was fun doing it. My Explorer Post helped Tuesday nite and some on Friday and again Sat. Special thanks to Al and Kim Fette for driving the truck to Staten Island and unloading it. They said it looked like a war zone there and the collection center was grateful for the donations. Thank you all for your donations and special thanks to Colin Nash who hung in there all week sorting and boxing.


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