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The Telegram
  • Supplies for flood victims arrive at Ilion Marine Corps League

  • Recovery efforts are continuing in the wake of recent flooding in the area and assistance is still coming in.

    A tractor-trailer pulled up in front of the Herkimer County Marine Corps League Detachment on Second Street in Ilion early Monday afternoon to deliver cleaning supplies for flood victims.

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  • Recovery efforts are continuing in the wake of recent flooding in the area and assistance is still coming in.
    A tractor-trailer pulled up in front of the Herkimer County Marine Corps League Detachment on Second Street in Ilion early Monday afternoon to deliver cleaning supplies for flood victims.
    “This is from the Marine Corps League Foundation,” local Marine Corps League Commandant Stan Lewosko said. “People will be able to pick them up here.”
    He said there is someone at the Marine Corps League after 9 a.m. most days. Residents in Herkimer and Montgomery counties are welcome to the supplies. They may call the detachment at 894-4636 or, if there is no answer there, they may call the commandant on his cell phone, 725-8725, to make arrangements to pick up the materials.
    The Marine Corps League Detachment in Rome will have supplies for residents of Oneida County and westward, he added.
    Lewosko said another shipment is due Wednesday, but this time the truck will be bringing first aid kits and personal items such as socks, T-shirts and blankets.
    Plans are under way to make the Marine Corps League building — a former school building — a disaster relief shelter where people could be housed in the event of an emergency, Lewosko said. He noted the building had escaped any problems during the floods of late June and early July, making it a good location for a shelter.

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