LAKE PLACID - A relief effort is being sponsored by the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service and Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department to collect essential items for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The local agencies are partnering with the West Babylon Fire Department on Long Island for the effort.
People are asked to donate personal, dental, health, baby and animal essential needs. Batteries, flashlights, gloves, garbage bags along with coloring books and crayons are suggested.
Collection sites around town are the ambulance station on Mill Pond Drive, Price Chopper and the UPS Store, according to a press release from the LPVAS.
Donations must be made by Friday, Nov. 15, as a UPS delivery truck is planned to depart Saturday, Nov. 16.