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Sandy flashlight vigil Friday

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Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012 10:30 am | Updated: 11:36 am, Thu Nov 15, 2012.

The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association will host a flashlight vigil this Friday for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. After the vigil, members will donate the flashlights to the survivors.

The vigil will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 at Jamaica Avenue and Forest Parkway, where the neighborhood’s iconic evergreen tree stood until it was destroyed in the hurricane last week.

“It’s just like a candlelight vigil, only you’ll bring flashlights with fresh batteries,” WRBA President Ed Wendell said in an email to association members. “After the vigil you will leave your flashlights with us to take to the people who need them.”

The WRBA, has been collecting clothing and supplies for the survivors of the storm in the Rockaways since last week. They are continuing to collect donations, but are no longer accepting clothing, because there’s no need anymore.

The association will still be collecting supplies at its office at 84-20 Jamaica Ave. on Friday, Nov. 9 from 4 pm until 8 pm, and all day Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 am until 5 pm.

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