Valley group gathers donations for victims in New Jersey - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Valley group gathers donations for victims in New Jersey

Updated:

HOWLAND, Ohio - Amid the supplies you would usually see at the Cake Boutique in Howland, there are bags and boxes of donations for the victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey.

"The community is doing a really good job coming through with all of this. They have donated clothes and food and baby formula and diapers," said Stella Angelo, owner of Cake Boutique.

Angelo is also making a donation of her own to the shelters in Hoboken. It's something that will hopefully bring a little taste of joy to the residents during these troubling times.

"My shop is donating their time and efforts to donate a thousand cupcakes to the shelters, because after all, cupcakes make people smile," Angelo said.

Michael Platt is overseeing the effort here in the Mahoning Valley.

"We've got Wolford's from McDonald. [The business] donated a box truck for us, [a] 28 foot box truck with two large trailers and two trucks," Platt said. "We got about eight to nine drop off sites that we've been using [including] the Niles City Schools. We've been using all five of their schools, having the kids bring things in," Platt said.

Platt's home in Niles is one of the drop off sites. His front porch is just about covered with donations.

A statement from the Governor of New Jersey's office says they have more than enough clothes so they're not accepting anymore clothing donations, but ask donors to continue to send

non-perishable food items and baby supplies.

"Toiletries, all personal hygiene items, soaps, shampoos, towels, blankets are a big deal right now because they're getting hit as we speak by a snowstorm. So warmth is going to be an issue there," Platt said.

Platt and 30 volunteers plan to start picking up and packing the donations Thursday evening. By late Friday, they will travel to New Jersey to be at the food bank by Saturday morning.

The drop off sites are:

• Austintown: JM Clemente.

• Howland: Cake Boutique 4248 North River Road,

• Howland: 114 Russell Avenue.

• Niles, 204 N. Navarre Avenue.

• Warren: Courthouse Square.

• YSU: Beeghly College of Education, Suite 4101.

  • More From wfmj.comHot ClicksMore>>

  • Toxic cloud caused by Hawaii volcano lava emerges over ocean

    Toxic cloud caused by Hawaii volcano lava emerges over ocean

    Monday, May 21 2018 3:02 PM EDT2018-05-21 19:02:50 GMT
    (U.S. Geological Survey via AP). In this image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava from fissure 20 enters the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten...(U.S. Geological Survey via AP). In this image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava from fissure 20 enters the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten...
    White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass are billowing into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano pours down a hillside and into the ocean.More >>
    White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass are billowing into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano pours down a hillside and into the ocean.More >>
  • LGBT community cheers pope's 'God made you like this' remark

    LGBT community cheers pope's 'God made you like this' remark

    Monday, May 21 2018 2:54 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:54:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Pope Francis asperges holy water as he celebrates a Pentecost mass in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Sunday, May 20, 2018.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Pope Francis asperges holy water as he celebrates a Pentecost mass in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Sunday, May 20, 2018.
    Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man that 'God made you like this' have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis' desire to make gays feel welcomed and loved in the Catholic Church.More >>
    Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man that 'God made you like this' have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis' desire to make gays feel welcomed and loved in the Catholic Church.More >>
  • Palace shares family portrait and other royal wedding photos

    Palace shares family portrait and other royal wedding photos

    Monday, May 21 2018 2:53 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:53:54 GMT
    (Alexi Lubomirski/Kensington Palace via AP). This photo released by Kensington Palace on Monday May 21, 2018, shows an official wedding photo of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, on the East Terrace of Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Saturday...(Alexi Lubomirski/Kensington Palace via AP). This photo released by Kensington Palace on Monday May 21, 2018, shows an official wedding photo of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, on the East Terrace of Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Saturday...
    Kensington Palace has released three official wedding photographs taken of Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle shortly after their wedding.More >>
    Kensington Palace has released three official wedding photographs taken of Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle shortly after their wedding.More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms