Help Fill a U-Haul for Sandy Victims
Frog and Toad is filling a U-Haul today with food, water, clothing and other items and delivering the supplies to New Yorkers in need.
Tremendous efforts are being made by Frog and Toad to help Hurricane Sandy victims. And if you haven’t already, you can still chip in! This local gift shop on Hope Street has been collecting supplies that will provide relief to those struggling after the storm. And what better way to deliver these goods than in person? They rented a U-Haul and their plan is to fill it up and personally drive the truck all the way down to New York tomorrow morning.
Since this past Tuesday, volunteers from all over our state have been more than generous in their contributions. “We came into work and there were donations lining the sidewalk,” says shop owner Erin Schofield. She and her husband, Asher, came up with the idea when they realized everyone was looking for a way to help out, but couldn’t figure out how. Being a local business, they knew people would feel better trusting them with their donations, especially since they are being hand-delivered to those in need.
Through word of mouth, Facebook and email, they have gathered more than what they expected to fill the twenty-six-foot truck. “It’s amazing to see what happens when everybody’s small efforts add up to make this one huge thing,” says Erin. Not only have individuals pitched in, but also businesses such as Whole Foods, and even City Hall.
Erin and Asher hope to do this again sometime soon, but as for this first trip, there’s still time to contribute. They are still hoping to gather canned food, bottled water, toiletries, flashlights and blankets. So let’s try and fill up that truck. We have until 6 p.m.!
795 Hope St., Providence, 831-3434, hopestreetprov.com/frog-toad.