CREATED Oct. 30, 2012
Reporter: Justin Schecker
Tucson (KGUN9-TV) - The World Care Civilian Emergency Relief Center in Tucson is stocking up on supplies to send to people who live in areas under siege from Superstorm Sandy's steady rain, high wind gusts and -- in some parts -- heavy snowfall.
World Care is collecting personal hygiene items such as shampoo bottles, toothpaste, tooth brushes and bottles of hand sanitizer.
Other items you can drop off are first-aid supplies like bandages and gauzes. World Care is also collecting diapers and blankets.
With volunteers helping out year-round and the center always accepting donations, Marketing Manager Janet Wood said World Care is prepared to act quickly when major storms like Hurricane Sandy strike.
"Because of what we do every single day, we're able to mobilize quickly," Wood told 9 On Your Side. "We have our shipping that's ready to go and then we're also ready to take all kinds of supplies that we may not have in stock."
If you want to make a donation to with relief efforts on the east coast, World Care is located at 3538 E. Ellington Place. They are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
World Care asks that the items you donate are unused. You can also make cash donations to help pay for shipping costs.