VALHALLA, NY — The Department of Public Safety and the Westchester County Police Benevolent Association are collecting critically needed supplies this week to bring to residents in southern Queens and Staten Island who are still struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Items being collected for distribution range from household cleaning products to personal care and hygiene items to diapers and children’s cold medicines. The county police will fill trucks on Saturday with the donated items and bring them to communities hardest hit by flooding and other devastation from the recent storm.
Members of the public who would like to support “Operation Code Blue” may drop items off at several locations: Westchester County Police Academy, 2 Dana Road, Valhalla; the Michaelian Office Building, 148 Martine Avenue, White Plains; Westchester County Police North Command, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor; and the Westchester County Police Airport Precinct, Building 1, Airport Road.
“I would like to thank our county police officers for their outstanding dedication and commitment to the people of Westchester during Hurricane Sandy. I applaud them for reaching out to help those beyond our borders whose homes and lives were devastated by the storm,” County Executive Robert P. Astorino said.