Yanks accepting donations for ‘Sandy’ relief

The Yankees have begun collecting donated items from the public at Yankee Stadium for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. As items are received, the Yankees will immediately deliver and distribute them on an ongoing basis.

Individuals are encouraged to bring the non-perishable food and household items listed below to Yankee Stadium’s Gate 2 entrance at any time through the end of the week. Gate 2, located at 164th Street and Jerome Avenue, will be staffed 24-hours-a-day to receive donations.

“Even though a week has passed, the tragedy of the hurricane endures for many residents of the metropolitan area,” Yankees chief operating officer Lonn Trost said. “In addition to the many loved ones who were lost, people have been left without homes, food and the basic necessities. We hope our efforts support and show solidarity with those who are bravely dealing with heartbreaking circumstances.”

Recommended items for donation include:

BABIES/CHILDREN
• baby bottles and formula (powdered or liquid)
• baby clothes and blankets
• baby food (jarred or canned)
• baby powder
• diapers and wipes
CLEANING SUPPLIES
• dish soap
• disinfectant wipes and bleach
• heavy duty trash bags
• latex gloves
• laundry detergent
• mops, brooms and shovels
• spray-bottled cleaners
• work gloves
CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD
• blankets and pillows
• coats, sweaters and other warm winter clothing for all ages
• hats, scarves and gloves for all ages
• raincoats and rain ponchos
• work boots and rubberized boots
FOOD (NON-PERISHABLE ONLY)
• bottled water
• boxed/non-refrigerated milk
• canned fruits
• canned tuna fish
• granola bars and energy bars
• instant coffee and tea bags
• instant soups
• packaged snacks or cookies
• peanut butter and jelly
GENERAL SUPPLIES
• batteries – especially “D”
• disposable cameras
• face/dust masks
• flashlights
• gas containers (only government-approved “red” containers)
• generators
• hand and foot warmers
• masking tape and marking pens
• power strips and extension cords
HYGIENE
• deodorant
• feminine hygiene products
• hand sanitizers
• razors and shaving cream
• shampoo and conditioner
• soaps (bar or liquid)
• toothpaste, toothbrushes and mouthwash
MEDICAL SUPPLIES
• adhesive/non-adhesive bandages, antibacterial ointments, gauze and tape
• acetaminophen, aspirin and ibuprofen
• rubbing alcohol and peroxide
PAPER/PLASTIC PRODUCTS
• can openers (manual only)
• disposable dinnerware (cups, plates, and plastic utensils)
• napkins and paper towels
• tissues
• toilet paper
PET FOODS
• dry dog or cat food (no cans)

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