Teens organize food, clothing and toy drive for the Alamo

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:34

Warwick — The Alamo in Goshen provides many services for migrant farm laborers, including a food pantry that is currently almost empty as a result of the impact of Tropical Storm Irene on local farms. This year, since most of the workers lost their jobs when the crops were destroyed by the storm, the Alamo is desperately in need of clothes and food. Two young ladies, Kayla and Alyssa Corkum, have decided to do something about it. “Tis’ the season for giving,” said Kayla. “So dig out all of your old clothes, jackets, pants, jeans, shirts both short and long sleeved, hats, gloves. If you bought too many canned goods for Thanksgiving, we will gladly take them off your hands along with packaged goods. And for the children, just one of your old toys will give a them a big smile.” Donors are invited to drop off their gift items at their mother, Kim Corkum’s office, Regal Real Estate, 1 Galloway Heights in the Village of Warwick or on their home porch at 27 Demarest Road. They can also deliver donations directly to the Alamo at 890 Pulaski Highway. The most needed items are canned or package goods, coats, jackets, pants, shirts, hats and gloves. Socks and underwear must only be brand new in their original package or wrapping. And don’t forget a used toy or two. They will all be brand new to a needy child on Christmas Day.