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Orioles taking donations to aid Hurricane Sandy victims

The Orioles are taking donations to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy on Thursday and Friday at Camden Yards.

Fans can bring donations to the Orioles' team offices at the Camden Yards warehouse until 5 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Contributions will then be taken directly to damage-stricken areas of New Jersey in Union Beach, Belmar, Tom’s River, Hazlet and Seabright over the weekend.

Those dropping off donations can park in the north warehouse lot near the Orioles team store and can drop items off at the second-floor reception desk.

The Orioles are partnering with Von Paris Moving and Storage on this effort.

Items most needed at this time include:

-water (one liter or smaller bottles for easier transport)
-canned food, pop-top preferred
-rice [5 and 10 pound bags]
-disposable charcoal grills and charcoal matches [in zip lock bags]
-powdered milk, baby formula and bottles
-pet supplies and food
-first aid kits and items for first aid kits
-battery operated radios
-flashlights and batteries
-paper cups, napkins, and plastic utensils
-non-electric can openers and utility knives
-duct tape
-plastic zip lock bags
-personal care items including soap, toilet paper, feminine products and wipes
-household items like garbage bags, disinfectant and bleach
-plastic tarps
-portable generators
-like-new laundered clothes, especially baby and children blankets and sleeping bags
-coats
-shoes
-pack and plays
-diapers
-like-new furniture

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