American Legion collecting items for victims of Hurricane Florence

They are collecting non-perishable food and new toys at five local dropoff points.

The American Legion is collecting non-perishable food and new toys to help support active duty soldiers, veterans and their families recover from the flood damage caused by Hurricane Florence.

Bruce Conklin, commander of the William D. Oxley Post in Holmesburg, said, “We’re just trying to help people whose lives have been turned upside down. If we can relieve the burden on families as Christmas approaches and help to create some sense of normalcy, then we will have accomplished our mission.”

Five dropoff points have been set up to accept donations.

They are William D. Oxley American Legion Post 133, 4637 Decatur St. (at Torresdale Avenue), weekdays at 3 p.m. and weekends at noon; Cpl. John Loudenslager American Legion Post 366, 7976 Oxford Ave., weeknights at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m.; Bridesburg American Legion Post 821, 4404 Salmon St., weekends after noon; DogGoneClean Grooming Salon, 3828 Morrell Ave., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Bridesburg Boys & Girls Club, 2901 Bridge St., weeknights at 5 p.m. ••