Bay Shore donation drive seeks essential items for victims of Bronx fire
Long Islanders are stepping up with a donation drive in Bay Shore to help the victims of fatal fire in the Bronx.
The nonprofit organization Jibaritos with Troops responds to humanitarian relief efforts.
"A lot of people from the community reached out to us and stopped by last night and today," says Jose Gonzalez who works with the nonprofit. "We plan to go Thursday night to assist the families."
They are asking for personal hygiene items and essential items such as socks, cold weather gear, children's clothing, toothpaste and more.
Suffolk police were among those who stopped and donated their costs.
"We love to see the good supporting of our community always coming together during these hard times," says Amee Hernandez, who also works with the nonprofit
The collection drive is happening at 11 Madison Ave.
The donation is going on until 11 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.