Tuesday, November 27, 2012
David and Cynthia Hill spearheaded an effort to carry supplies to Breezy Point, N.Y., following Hurricane Sandy. This letter provides a glimpse into that journey and a thank you to everyone who pitched in to help.
- COUNT US IN
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Editor's note: Residents from Weston and several other communities donated much-needed supplies during a drive to support the vicitims of Hurricane Sandy in Breezy Point, N.Y. The letter below was submitted by Cynthia Hill. To the residents of Wayland, and surrounding communities, the residents of Breezy Point N.Y., thank you. They thank you for the two tractor trailer loads filled to the brim with generators, space heaters, work gloves, shovels, 22 wheelbarrows, pallets of bleach, electrical cords, boots, winter clothing for men, women and kids, diapers, pallets of paper towels and toilet paper, antibacterial gel, pet food, and so much more. You lovingly brought cars, SUVs, and trucks full of necessities for our neighbors in New York who …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Wayland fire and police personnel escorted the trucks out of the Stop & Shop parking lot as Stop & Shop employees, residents and others waved and offered well wishes.
Under a drizzly, gray Tuesday morning sky, two tractor-trailers full of donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy departed the parking lot of the Wayland Town Center Stop & Shop with a fire and police escort. The two Stop & Shop-donated trucks are headed to Breezy Point, N.Y., a section of Queens that suffered catastrophic damage when Superstorm Sandy blew ashore on Oct. 29. Wayland resident Cynthia Hill, along with her husband David, started last week organizing a massive donation effort specifically for the people of Breezy Point. "How often in life do you really get a chance to make this kind of difference?" Cynthia Hill asked. She said she decided to take action this time, rather than letting herself get busy and the opportunity pass by…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Weston residents have joined residents from throughout the area in bringing items to the Wayland Stop & Shop to help Sandy victims.
It took only five hours to fill a 40-foot Stop & Shop truck full of donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy in Breezy Point, N.Y. "I am overwhelmed by people's generosity," said Cynthia Hill, who spearheaded the effort and worked with the Wayland Town Center location of Stop & Shop to secure the truck, driver, gas and workers to pack the truck. From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, residents from Weston,Wayland, Sudbury, Hudson and other locations dropped off clothing, food, tools, cleaning supplies and more. They donations flowed with such abundance, that Stop & Shop will be providing a second truck. The plan is to accept donations Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The truck will then head to New York on Tuesday. Hill said that plenty of …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The clothing has already poured in, but the need for construction equipment and tools remains great.
Breezy Point Project organizer Cynthia Hill said Thursday that the donations of clothing have already come pouring in for the truck that will leave from the Wayland Town Center Stop & Shop with donations for Hurricane Sandy victims. What she really needs, Hill said, are the construction and clean-up items listed below (those with an asktrisk are especially important): Hill is working with the as-yet-unopened Stop & Shop location at Wayland Town Center to collect items for the Queens, N.Y., neighborhood of Breezy Point, which suffered terrible devastation during Hurricane Sandy in the form of both flood and fire. Stop & Shop is donating a 40-foot truck, the driver, gas and help to load the truck, but donations are needed. Hill said that …