Several Upstate businesses and individuals have joined the American Red Cross's efforts to help victims of Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast.
The Reach Out, South Carolina donation drive runs Wednesday through Friday at three locations in Greenville. The drop-off locations are at Synnex Corporation at 39 Pelham Ridge Dr., Strossner's bakery at 21 Roper Mountain Rd. or Heartstep at 2430 E. North St. through Friday.
The group is collecting nonperishable food items, toiletries, baby products, basic medicine and healthcare products, water, pet food, toys, coats, blankets and clothes. They also plan to match local monetary donations, up to $50,000, as part of the South Carolina campaign.
Those wanting to contribute can drop off items between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
A financial donation can also be made to the Red Cross by calling the local office at 864-282-8644 and saying you want to donate to the Reach Out, South Carolina campaign or by texting "SPIRIT" to 85944 to donate 410, which will appear on you next cell phone bill.
After the three-day donation drive, the collected items will be will be taken to an emergency deployment distribution location in North Carolina to be delivered to relief organizations in the New York and New Jersey area.
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