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CNY native organizes clothing drive for Sandy victims

Syracuse native Kim O’Casey has organized a clothing drive to help people affected by Hurricane Sandy. Donations can be dropped off at Summit Auto on West Hiawatha Boulevard in Syracuse until 5 p.m. on Monday.
SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) - Syracuse native Kim O’Casey has organized a clothing drive to help people affected by Hurricane Sandy. Donations can be dropped off at Summit Auto on West Hiawatha Boulevard in Syracuse until 5 p.m. on Monday.

O’Casey, who lives downstate, simply planned to visit her family in Central New York this weekend. That was before Hurricane Sandy arrived.

”I can walk out my door and go five miles and the residents there have nothing and it’s just devastating and I believe that we need to help each other, “said O’Casey.

While in town, O’Casey organized the clothing drive, which has already collected bags of jackets, blankets, boots, baby clothes and more.

People like Rachel Cowen have been more than willing to help.

“Cause they need it. A lot of these people don't have anything left and I've got it so I'll bring it,” said Rachel Cowen.

A group of volunteers within the East Syracuse Police Benevolent Association have offered to drive the donations down to the New York City area this week.

If you would like to donate, you can drop off items at the Summit Auto Dealership on West Hiawatha Boulevard in Syracuse until 5 p.m. on Monday.
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