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Provide for the Pride Event to Collect Donations for Local Food Bank and Church

The televised event will be held at the high school on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 3 to 8 p.m.

Provide For The Pride, a fundraiser for those in Lacey that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy, will be held at the high school on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 3 to 8 p.m.

The event will serve the purpose of raising donations for the Lacey Food Bank and the Lacey United Methodist Church, which have been serving the community since the storm and will be on site for collections.

“It’s not a telethon in the traditional sense,” said Steven Krawiec, Co-Station Manager of WLTS TV-21, which coordinated the event with the Student Government Association and the National Honor Society.

The event will be televised and people are encouraged to stop by with donations. Those who donate monetary funds or supplies will be featured on camera in an interview, Tom Lytle said.

Lytle assisted the Boy Scouts in working on an Ocean Gate home that was severely damaged by the storm, he said. The group took the floor and drywall out and removed the waterlogged furniture.

“We got to do something,” he thought.

He and the students organized this fundraiser.

Other businesses can also set up tables at the event. Although, only the food bank and the church are to accept donations, businesses can offer instructions on how residents can get involved.

“Our main objective is to get people through the door,” Lytle said.

Entertainment will be provided. The high school cheerleaders and dance team will be there and there will be a wii system set up on a big screen for kids to play. There may also be a food eating contest.

“The more people can humiliate themselves the better,” he said.

For the event, residents can send their photos and videos of storm damage to photodropbox@laceyschools.org. There is a 20 mb limit but residents can contact the district by email to have photos sent another way.

For more information, contact wlts@laceyschools.org or call 609-971-5881.

Urgent needs for the church and food bank:

Lacey United Methodist Church

The church is no longer collecting supplies, clothing or food due to an overabundance of donations. If you would like to donate supplies, clothing or food, call 609-693-5222. The Church is developing a list of items to be donated on an as needed basis. The Lacey United Methodist Church is collecting monetary donations and gift cards.

Lacey Food Bank

FOOD: Non-refrigerated Milk ...think small size boxes of Parmalat or Evaporated Milk and similar products until all refrigeration is restored as this product is shelf stable until opened, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Hearty Soups and Stews and Chili's, Ready Made Spaghetti Sauces, Pasta/Macaroni and Mac n Cheese. Heater meals are especially welcomed. These are available at camping/sporting type stores.

CLEANING SUPPLIES: Large trash bags, cleaning aids like bleach, pinesol, lysol etc, 5 gal cleaning buckets, masks, heavy work type gloves, latex gloves, paper towels, twine and duct tape. Brooms, shovels, rakes, utility knives are also welcomed.

FIRST AID & PERSONAL ITEMS: First Aid Kits, bandaids, peroxide, alcohol, gauze, sterile tape, sterile gauze pads and other first aid supplies like bacitracin and other antibiotic creams. Hand sanitizer and personal hygiene kits (containing enough basics to get someone through the first week or so of back home...small toothpaste, toothbrush, disposable razor, shampoo, soap, deodorant, baby wipes, handsanitizer, comb, cotton balls/qtips etc)

OVER THE COUNTYER MEDICATIONS: All new unopened packages please...Aspirin, Tylenol, Child Strength Tylenol/Motrin, Vitamin C tabs, Cough lozenges, Eye drops, Gummy Vitamins, diabetic testing supplies, Tums, thermometers etc

HOUSEHOLD: Heavy-duty disposable dishes/bowls, cutlery, MANUAL can openers, napkins, hot & cold cups, ziplock gallon size baggie. 

maryann pietruska November 12, 2012 at 12:25 PM
What a wonderful idea!!!!
grace November 13, 2012 at 04:33 PM
how about a drive thru so you can just drop off something would love to donate but walking a pain for me and i do want to help! not for nothing people love the drive thru lol
marleyb November 13, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Where can we donate Thanksgiving turkeys? A lot of us will be eligible for a free one from Shop Rite.
Jay Burnett November 14, 2012 at 07:52 PM
The food bank is open every weekday from 10-12 at the old MUA building, corner of Station Dr. And Parker St. -one block in from the closed Rite Aid . Call 242-2848 to make sure someone is there.
diane November 17, 2012 at 12:25 PM
You can donate your shop rite turkey or ham right from shop rite, it will go to the food bank, just go to the courtesy desk, they will sign you up for it, it's a wonderful service. Kudos for the United Methodist Church for really getting the meaning of charity!
grace November 17, 2012 at 02:06 PM
our streets and homes were flooded no one came here..no red cross nothing ,except the Methodist Church who when called came with ice, smiles and true caring thank you and as soon as i can you have a new volunteer whether you want me or not!
Thomas Lytle November 17, 2012 at 05:41 PM
See up to date info at www.facebook.com/provideforthepride
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