All things for a reason. When the Sleepy Hollow fire department had trouble selling off its old yellow pumper truck – recently replaced by a shiny new orange model — an opportunity to be charitable presented itself.
The Sleepy Hollow Fire Department has forged something of a sister-village relationship with Broad Channel, Queens, one of the many oceanfront areas hit badly by Hurricane Sandy.
The fire department has been, and continues, to collect donated goods this week at the fire house. (If no one answers there, try the police department next door.) They could use:
nonperishable food, water, diapers, cleaning supplies, gloves, new or barely used clothes, hygiene products (for men, women & children), blankets, school supplies, etc.
On Saturday morning, volunteers will drive these goods in something of a Santa's sleigh, the old yellow pumper truck, that will go and stay in Broad Channel to help their fire department.
The Village Board approved at Tuesday night's work session this generous gift.