PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Hurricane Sandy relief effort in Maine is taking on new urgency following last month's historic blizzard.
Maine volunteers supported by the Portland Fire Department are launching a Hurricane Sandy relief project offering rebuilding tools and supplies to storm victims who are still trying to reclaim and rehabilitate their damaged homes. Sponsors say the project's taken on new urgency in the wake of February's winter storm dubbed Nemo.
On March 23, all of the fire stations in Portland will serve as collection points, and citizens can drop off any of the needed items, including eye protection, commercial grade dehumidifiers, pet supplies, non-perishable food, propane space heaters and utility knives.
Also needed are hammers, pump sprayers, bleach, work gloves, brooms, paint supplies, rollers, brush trays and tray liners, and sandpaper.
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