Since the middle of August, the Finger Lakes Radio Group through our community outreach initiative, FLX Community Connection, has been collecting donations from our listeners for victims of last month’s flooding in Seneca and Schuyler Counties. On Tuesday, Finger Lakes Country WFLR Program Director Mike Smith took a vehicle full of goods dropped off at the Group’s Penn Yan studios to the Lodi Fire Department, which has been acting as a central drop-off location. The Department’s George MacChyene says they are still looking for donations, but even more, they want people to take advantage of what they have.
As you can see in the pictures below, the fire hall floor and table are covered with donated items – but a lot have already been given out. What’s there now is just a portion of the donations –
George has been in the fire department a long time, and he’s passing on that spirit to his family.
A lot of people from near and far have been involved almost as soon as the rains stopped – gathering and then sorting through all the items that have come in.
One thing George mentioned they especially need more of is contractor garbage bags. You can leave your donations at our studios at 103 Main Street in Penn Yan, or at the Fire House on Rt. 414 in the village of Lodi.