As most of Commack has had its power restored, residents and students are turning their attention to helping other areas of Long Island affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Commack School District has announced Strike Out Sandy, a Hurricane Sandy relief effort, being run through the schools until Nov. 30. The relief mission aims to help those in the Commack community and Long Island at large.
Commack schools are asking residents to donate:
- non-perishable food items
- paper towels
- garbage bags
- toilet paper and toiletries
- baby diapers and wipes
- New or clear coats and blankets
Donations can be dropped off to any school building in the district through Nov. 30.
School officials said that non-perishable food donations will be used to stock local pantries, then given to Long Island Cares in Hauppauge.
The district also writes, "As we begin to get our community back on its feet, we will then have fundraising events to assist the American Red Cross." No specific details have been released.
Those looking to make a monetary donation or with questions should contact Debbie Virga via email at email@example.com or by calling 631-858-3632.