Friday, September 9, 2011

Devastating Flooding in Binghamton.

Christmas Tree Shops in Johnson City, NY.
Gander Mountain in Johnson City, NY.
Walking bridge in Binghamton, underwater.
Shopping center and neighborhoods in Vestal, NY (Walmart is the large building on the left).
Binghamton and Broome County, NY have experienced the worst flooding since the flood walls were built in the 1930s. 20,000 people have been forced to evacuate and many Red Cross shelters have reached their maximum capacity. The city of Binghamton is shut down from access in or out, except for emergency vehicles. Electricity and mail services are shut down in many areas. The county is still in crisis mode, but I have been able to make contact with a church in the Binghamton area who is accepting donations. 

If you have tangible donations you'd like to give, Sara Wheat Tyler will be working with her church, the Nineveh Presbyterian Church in Nineveh, NY, to hand them out to affected families. To send a box, please e-mail Sara at for the mailing address. Any donations would be appreciated, but here are some suggested donations:

non perishable food
gently used or new clothing, all sizes
cleaning supplies (gloves, sponges)
toiletries including deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes
feminine care products
pet food and pet supplies

Thank you for your help and concern for the Binghamton area. It's hard to see pictures of my hometown in such devastation. Many of these areas had rebuilt after a great flood in 2006, but now are re-submerged.

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