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Rotary Club of Torrington delivers Hurricane Relief supplies.....Their press release.
We at Litchfield County Sports would like to thank the Torrington chapter of the Rotary for getting the donations collected at the Torrington Titans store and from friends and co-workers to those in need. The outpouring of love and support we witnessed was astounding.
Here is their press release.
"The Torrington Rotary Club was proud to again facilitate the delivery of donations to NJ and NY residents hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. In the second week of collections, word spread throughout the Torrington area that the Rotary Club had a means to deliver supplies to a Rotary Collection depot in Paramus NJ. The employees at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and the Northwest Hills Credit Union, members of the Winsted and Torrington Rotary Clubs, members of Energy Fitness, and the public at large through a drive organized by Litchfield County Sports and the Torrington Titans, collected a tremendous amount of donations. There was such a large amount in fact, that early in the week it became apparent that a bigger vehicle was needed. Doyle's Medical Equipment came through in that regard donating the use of an 18' box truck which was filled from floor to ceiling.
The donations were very much appreciated and when we arrived at the NJ collection depot, it was already filled with supplies, food, and equipment for the ongoing relief efforts. We were told by the organizers that thankfully the harder hit areas are getting back on their feet and are starting to set up Rotary collection depots closer to the devastation and thus the Paramus location was to be closed in the coming days. Rotary coordinators advised that there is still need in the Rockaways and the Jersey shore but we were also told that starting to arrive now are tractor trailers from the mid-west and west coast loaded with donated relief supplies...all organized through Rotary. The link below will take you to a collection of pictures not only of the collection efforts locally but as well pictures of the collection depot, and pictures of some of the devastation in one of the hard hit beach communities; Lavallette NJ. Of note are the tremendous piles of debris, the damage wrought to some of the homes, and the presence of what is essentially marshal law with limited access to barrier islands and a big military and police presence.
This effort has been another incredible example of the degree to which Northwest CT residents are so caring and generous and who go out of their way to help others. We're proud to be Rotarians and to live in the Northwest Corner."
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