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Local business owners team up for Hurricane Sandy drive

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Local business owners and residents are teaming up to hold a supply drive for Hurricane Sandy victims Downstate. Local television personality Bill Keeler along with Boilermaker Executive Director Tim Reed and Carl Vogel of Carl's Furniture have a truck set up in front of the Carl's Furniture location in Utica.

Local business owners and residents are teaming up to hold a supply drive for Hurricane Sandy victims Downstate.

Local television personality Bill Keeler along with Boilermaker Executive Director Tim Reed and Carl Vogel of Carl's Furniture have a truck set up in front of the Carl's Furniture location in Utica.

They are collecting bottled water, batteries, baby supplies (like formula, baby wipes, and diapers), cleaning supplies, toiletries (like new underwear and socks) as well as flashlights and coolers.

"We live really close to New York City and New Jersey. That is our little escape," said Bill Keeler, event organizer. "It's an easy 3.5 hour drive so it's like our neighbors. We would expect the same thing. This town just gives, it's in our DNA."

All items will be donated to the New York City chapter of the American Red Cross.

You can drop off items at Carl's Furniture location until 8 p.m. Wednesday night and between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday.

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