They are off! Late Saturday evening, a crew from Experienced Delivery Systems and some volunteers from First Parish Church in Taunton packed up a truck filled to the nines with donated goods for some of the people impacted by Hurricane Sandy in New York. We were absolutely blown away by the outpouring from the community for our drive – in addition to the incredible donations from our own congregation and city, we received funds from the First Religious Society of Carlisle, and truckloads from the UU churches is Middleboro, Rockland and Foxborough. We even got donations from congregations in Colorado and California!
It is hard to express the beauty that I saw in this drive. Through connections in the community and the goodness of people’s hearts, one idea from one loving person grew into something greater than any one of us could ever be on our own.
From the Facebook page of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Great South Bay, the distribution center that received our donations:
On Sunday morning a truckload of donations from the UU First Parish of Taunton arrived at the Sayville hurricane relief effort going on here at our new building. They donated everything from much needed electric heaters, industrial cleaning supplies, heavy duty garbage bags to everyday necessities like shampoo, toothpaste, diapers and boxes of canned food. We received such an unbelievable amount of new toys and fresh stuffed animals, that we will be needing Santa hats! Thank you Taunton for your generosity and beautiful hearts! We love you! ♥♥♥♥
May we all have a blessed holiday season.