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Crowley, Macerich collect donations for Queens' Hurricane Sandy victims at Atlas Park

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Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2012 2:21 pm | Updated: 7:11 pm, Fri Nov 2, 2012.

The owner of The Shops at Atlas Park is teaming with the office of Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) to accept donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy through Sunday night.

Macerich Co., which owns the mall, has set aside space in the old Borders bookstore for people to drop off canned and nonperishable food, clothing and cleaning supplies for the needy who were affected by the storm.

Hundreds of thousands of homes in the region were still without power. Crowley and Macerich are asking anyone willing to donate to bring their items to the mall at 8000 Cooper Ave. in Glendale.

Residents will be given access to bathroom facilities and means of recharging their personal electronic devices.

“Hurricane Sandy caused unprecedented damage to thousands of homes throughout the city, but as always, New Yorkers are coming together  to help those in need,” Crowley said in a statement issued by her office on Thursday.

Donations started Thursday, and will be collected at Atlas Park from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through this Sunday.

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