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Five Leading Capital Region Organizations Coordinate Efforts To Support Individuals, Business Impacted by Hurricane Devastation

Project HopeUPDATE: More than two tractor-trailer truckloads of donated food and supplies were distributed to flood-affected regions in mid-October. Thank you to all residents and businesses who contributed essential items to help our neighbors in need. Thank you to local business that served as collection sites and held employee supply drives. And thank you to Project Hope partners for uniting in a coordinated effort to make a difference.

Project Hope partners. ALBANY, NY – Five concerned Capital Region organizations joined forces under the unifying banner of PROJECT HOPE to assist Capital Region individuals and families who have been affected by Tropical Storm Irene and the torrential floods that devastated thousands.

The goal was to make sure storm victims were not forgotten and had the essential items to rebuild their lives once first responders left the scene and images of destruction begin to fade from the news.

Each of the participating partners – United Way of the Greater Capital Region, Proctors, the City Mission of Schenectady, The Daily Gazette and Hannaford Supermarkets -- solicited support from Capital Region residents, businesses and media outlets to gather donations and spread the word that a new source of assistance was available through PROJECT HOPE.

Project Hope 2011 | Community Stakeholder Food & Supply Drive is a regional food and supply drive led by a group of businesses and non-profit agencies who believe that a coordinated response can make a significant impact in the Capital Region’s long term recovery from Tropical Storm Irene. The drive will took place from September 9 through September 25.

This work was accomplished by encouraging individuals and businesses to bring supplies to drop-off locations across the Capital Region. The supplies were transported to a Hannaford Supermarket warehouse, then sorted and packaged by volunteers for delivery to agencies who serve local individuals and families who have experienced devastating loss.

PROJECT HOPE partners are: United Way of the Greater Capital Region, Proctors, the City Mission of Schenectady, The Daily Gazette and Hannaford Supermarkets. Drop-off locations were:

  • United Way of the Greater Capital Region: One United Way, Albany
  • Proctors Theatre: 432 State Street, Schenectady
  • The City Mission of Schenectady: 425 Hamilton Street, Schenectady
  • Mohawk Honda: 175 Freemans Bridge Road, Scotia
  • Hilton Garden Inn Troy: 235 Hoosick Street, Troy