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Hoboken overwhelmed by clothing donations

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A group of volunteers from Cape May County drove hours with truckloads and truckloads of clothes, toiletries and blankets for victims of Superstorm Sandy. The problem is the city of Hoboken is out of room for the stuff, so it wound up on the sidewalk.

A volunteer who helped unload the donations Sunday alerted Fox 5 that the stuff had been left outside on the sidewalk. When we went by to check it out Monday we found dozens of people picking through the goods and loading them up.

Some were directly impacted by the storm, others were not.

Volunteers weren’t sure what to make of it.

The Salvation Army sent a man with a truck to fill up.

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  1. I Luv Bacon

    November 13th, 2012

    What does a victim got to do to get a flat screen and pair of nikes around this place?

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  2. Maudie N Mandeville

    November 13th, 2012

    I think I see the shorts I donated to those blue state people!

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  3. grayscape

    November 13th, 2012

    Wow – Look at the incredible efficiency and organization of our gubmint. I feel so secure.

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  4. WhiteFalcon1

    November 13th, 2012

    The lesson to be learned?

    THIS is what happens when you get the government and its organizations OUT of the way…

    We The People have ALWAYS and always WILL take care of our own AND the world, we’re certainly capable of this!
    But their unions and politicians don’t get their cut that way, so everyone has to suffer…FUCK THAT…union gets in the way of Americans helping Americans…SMASH THAT FUCKING UNION INTO THE PAVEMENT and carry on!

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  5. Jethro

    November 13th, 2012

    I need help.
    My family has been collecting our old winter clothes in order to send them to those people who need them up there. Now I am hesitant to send anything.
    Got any suggestions?

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  6. Buffalobob

    November 13th, 2012

    “Some were directly impacted by the storm, others were not”. It all depend on what the meaning of impacted is. Jethro, take them to your local Goodwill. My wife and I were affiliated with a major relief organization for 15 + years. Unfortunately the good intentions of people self deploying tons of used clothing overwhelms the ability of the organizations to sort, clean, and distribute. Unless a faith based charity is set up to handle the tons of donations much of it will sadly end up in the landfill. Witnessed it many times. Bless you for your effort.

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  7. Unneutral

    November 13th, 2012

    @Jethro

    Goodwill is ok, I much prefer the Salvation Army.

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  8. davey b

    November 13th, 2012

    “We The People have ALWAYS and always WILL take care of our own AND the world, we’re certainly capable of this!”

    right on, WF1, THAT’S America, TOO!, baby, along with all the technology and innovation

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  9. gENL rIPPER

    November 13th, 2012

    All of North Joizy is a huge chemical landfill, a shit-filled cesspool infested with Democrats. It is NYC’s armpit, a herpes-carbuncled groin, if you will.

    Not for nothing, but back in 1976 the southern 10 counties voted to secede from the bloodsucking, leech-filled northern 11 counties.

    IT’S TOO DAMN BAD THE REFERENDUM WAS NON-BINDING.

    gENL rIPPER

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  10. gENL rIPPER

    November 13th, 2012

    SASPARILLA.

    It angries up the blood.

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