What Up Westport? Help Puerto Rico

As Puerto Rico pleads for help, Westport acts.

Tomorrow, (Sunday, October 1) What Up Westport — the popular Facebook group — has organized a drive to collect much-needed items for the hurricane-battered island.

Hurricane Maria’s floodwaters have receded. But the situation in Puerto Rico remains dire. This is the mayor of San Juan, helping people while wading through sewage-filled water with a bullhorn.

Supplies can be dropped off from 3-5 p.m. at the Westport Library upper lot (near the Levitt Pavilion). They’ll be shipped quickly, through a New York relief organization.

Emergency supplies

  • Bottled Water
  • Baby wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Diapers
  • Canned foods
  • Dry foods
  • Baby formula
  • Garbage bags
  • Towels
  • Canned milk
  • Canned and dry pet food
  • Baby and adult pain relief medicine,
  • Stomach and diarrhea relief medicine
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • First aid kits
  • Laundry detergents
  • Dish soap
  • Cots

Construction supplies

  • Extension cords
  • Ground fault protectors
  • Pop-up canopies
  • Shovels
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Crowbars
  • Hammers
  • Utility knives
  • Work gloves
  • Wood panels
  • Electric generators
  • Electric cables
  • Tarps
  • Ropes
  • Chainsaws
  • Safety glasses.

NOTE: Please bring only these items. Be sure to check expiration dates.

Come on, Westport. Let’s help our fellow Americans. See you at the library!

6 responses to “What Up Westport? Help Puerto Rico

  1. Rachel Halperin

    Thank you for sharing! This is wonderful as I’ve been looking for an opportunity to donate supplies. For our furry friends there is also a fundraiser later in the day as well at the Black Duck. Perhaps this can be shared. I’m thrilled I can do my part for both tomorrow.
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  2. Joan McNaughton

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  3. Dan, The 3 to 5 drop off time at the library- was that just yesterday or is it over several days?? Thanks Leigh

  4. Amy Saperstein

    Hi Dan,
    Can you please clarify if this drop off was yesterday or today – Sunday?
    Is there a way to drop off supplies today or is it too late for this specific one?
    Thanks!!

  5. Allison Adler

    Hi Amy, It’s today Sunday Oct 1-3-5 pm..upper library lot. Thanks!

  6. Elisabeth Rose

    Do you know if it’s okay to donate underwear, tampons, sanitary napkins, and toilet paper? I read somewhere that people forget to donate these and they’re really important.