Williston Park Boy Scouts collect goods for storm victims

November 17, 2012 by  

Superstorm Sandy left many on Long Island, particularly in Long Beach, without access to power, food, and other supplies, even weeks after the storm.

To help remedy the situation, Williston Park‘s Cub Scout Pack 311 has held a collection for items for those in need. During the collection, the Cub Scouts collected a range of items, from clothing to food. The Pack’s collection was strictly a grassroots affair and was organized by William Carr, the leader of Pack 311. Carr is also a Williston Park Village Trustee.

Those who donated brought items to Carr’s home. At the end of the collection, Carr and the Cub Scout’s had collected enough items completely fill the Carr family’s large Suburban SUV to the brim. A carrying case attached to the roof of the vehicle was also packed with donated items.

The donations were taken to a staging site in Freeport, NY. Although the goods are destined for Long Beach, closed roads and other obstructions made it too difficult for the Cub Scout leader to drive the donations all the way to their destination. Officials in Freeport will make sure that the donations make it safely to Long Beach.

Cub Scout Pack 311 is very grateful for the support of the community and for the donations they received. Perhaps the Pack could hire Williston Park stationery printers to print up thank you letters or certificates for those who were able to donate. The donations will go to people who desperately need them at this time.