How you can help those in the path of Hurricane Sandy

Satellite imag shows Hurricane Sandy as it spins across the Atlantic Ocean.

Weather experts and residents along the eastern coast of the United States are bracing for Hurricane Sandy as it makes its way over the Atlantic.

With dangerous winds, heavy rains, and even snow in the forecast for much of the country, ISOH/IMPACT is springing into action organizing disaster relief. To be a part of The Bucket Brigade, you can simply fill a new five-gallon lidded bucket with cleaning supplies, personal care items, first aid supplies, pet supplies or canned and non-perishable food items. The bucket can be dropped off at any Toledo area Tireman Auto Service Center or at ISOH/IMPACT's distribution center located at 905 Farnsworth Rd. in Waterville.

If you are not able to fill a bucket, donations of $35 or more will allow ISOH/IMPACT to fill, ship, and distribute a bucket of relief supplies to those in need along the eastern seaboard.

Items needed at this time are:

-Monetary donations

-Canned and non-perishable food items

-Cleaning supplies

-Personal care items

-First aid supplies

-Pet supplies

-Bottled water


-Blankets and sleeping bags

-Paper towels and toilet paper

-Laundry detergent

-Mops, brooms and dustpans

-Shovels and rakes

-Box fans

-Shop vacs

-Snow shovel

**Please, no glass items or clothing


You can follow the latest on Sandy's effect northwest Ohio by following @WNWOtv and @WNWOWeatherTeam on Twitter. We'll also have updates here on and on Facebook at northwestohio and Chief Met Norm Van Ness.