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Updated: Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012, 11:24 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012, 9:52 PM EDT
GERMANTOWN, Ohio (WDTN) - Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast hard, leaving a path of destruction and death.
People are now emerging from the rubble and trying to rebuild their lives.
"It's hard to really, I think, fathom unless you see it with your own eyes but, like everyone else, just watching it on TV, we're just wanting to make a difference," explains Pastor Sammy Reed of Community Pentecostal Worship Center in Germantown.
Pastor Reed and his congregation are collecting donations to help those hurricane victims.
"The main thing that we're going to need is cleaning supplies. Last time, we brought a lot of water, a lot of food but we found out they really needed cleaning supplies," says Pastor Reed.
Toilet paper, bathroom cleaner, mops, brooms, and shovels are also needed.
Pastor Reed says the community showed up big earlier this year when the tornadoes hit Kentucky and he's hoping for the same turnout this time.
"When the tornado hit in Kentucky, that touched a lot of people's hearts around here because a lot of people are from there, they know people. I don't know how many people are from New Jersey or even knows anyone but that shouldn't be the reason why we give. It's something we should want to do, no matter where they're from," comments Pastor Reed.
You can drop off donations at the Community Pentecostal Worship Center at 8501 Dayton-Germantown Pike this Friday, November 2nd from 12 P.M.. to 7 P.M. and Monday, November 5th from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M.
Another church will pick up the donations next week to take them to New Jersey.
For more information, you can call the church at (937) 895-4200.