Naugatuck Police No Longer Taking Donations for Turkey Earthquake Relief

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Naugatuck police held an earthquake relief drive for Turkey and said Sunday that they are no longer collecting donations.

There was a collection bin in the lobby of the Naugatuck police department, but police said Sunday that they have reached capacity with the donations.

 The mosque in New Haven that the department was coordinating with is full and no longer accepting donations, Naugatuck police said.

The police department is in the process of transporting the donations to the mosque in New Haven and it will flown to Turkey via the Turkish Embassy.

Police were asking for donations of:

  • Winter clothing, for all ages
  • Shoes, for all ages
  • Blankets
  • Baby formula
  • Baby diapers
  • Toiletries
  • Socks
  • Flashlights

More than 20,000 people in Turkey and Syria have died and tens of thousands of people have lost their homes.

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