STL Relief for Hurricane Sandy

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(KTVI) - The East Coast is getting pounded with another major storm. Last week, of course, it was Super Storm Sandy. This week, a Nor'easter with high winds, rain and snow.

How can you help? By donating to "St. Louis for Sandy". John Nickel is the president of marketing for "Switch Liberate Your Brand". Here are the details:.

Hometown Agency Switch Partnering with
City Officials, Media to Aid Hurricane Sandy Victims

"Stuff the Truck" Drop Off Sites in Kirkwood and Downtown St. Louis

 Local experiential marketing agency Switch has partnered with St. Louis City officials, businesses and the media to create #STLforSandy - an initiative to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast.

"The idea came up in a meeting here at Switch, knowing how many times we’ve done quick-turn, multi-faceted initiatives for our clients; it only made sense for us to mobilize our resources for this truly worthy cause.  We all have friends, clients and relatives who will benefit from these efforts … it is really as simple as one community helping another in need," said Switch Marketing Manager Andrew Mullins.

 The St. Louis community will have the opportunity to donate items for the relief effort at two drop-off locations:

Friday, November 9
Kirkwood Commons
1202 South Kirkwood Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122
6 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Downtown St. Louis
(In front of Soldier’s Memorial)
1315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 10
Downtown St. Louis
(In front of Soldier’s Memorial)
1315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
8 a.m. - Noon

All donated items will be loaded into two, 53-foot trucks provided by Hogan Transportation and driven to New Jersey on Nov. 10 to help those affected by the hurricane. The effort will be documented with streaming live updates at and #STLforSandy.

CBS radio stations Y98, KMOX and FRESH FM 102.5 will be broadcasting live from the Kirkwood Commons Wal-Mart 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9.  Fredbird will be there at 9 a.m.

 Monetary donations will also be accepted by the American Red Cross at the Kirkwood Commons location and via .

 For more information about #STLforSANDY and a list of needed items, visit

 List of Items Needed:

  • baby and adult diapers, baby formula
  • non-perishable food
  • blankets
  • toiletries
  • bottled water
  • pet food
  • pet bowls
  • kitty litter
  • wet wipes
  • work gloves
  • cleaning supplies, including bleach
  • heavy duty garbage bags
  • disinfectant
  • batteries (C’s and D’s)
  • flashlights
  • candles
  • large plastic containers with lids
  • tarps, hammers, nails, screwdrivers & other basic tools