From a Wellesley resident with roots at Breezy Point, N.Y., who is collecting children’s clothing for displaced families:
I am organizing a children’s clothing drive for the families of Breezy Point, NY devastated by what is now know to be the worst fire in New York history. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and my family has spent summers at Breezy since the late 1960s, my mother still attends Sunday mass at St. Genevieve’s parish during the summer months. Breezy Point is a mostly Irish Catholic, blue-collar family community, many of its year-round residents are firefighters, police and EMS workers, so many were first responders on 9/11. These are good hard-working salt-of-the-earth families. Last Monday night, 100 plus homes burned to the ground during Hurricane Sandy.
I am collecting clean bagged children’s clothing marked with age/size and gender, winter clothing (including outerwear) desperately needed. Please drop-off any donations at my home: 1 Dearborn St. (on the corner of Route 9), at or in the garage (doors will be open). I will be accepting donations Friday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 4. Your donations will be delivered to either the Silver Gull Beach Club at Breezy Point or to St. Bernadette’s Church in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn. Please help.
Warmest thanks, Amy (Coletti) Demma