Brooklyn residents pack boxes of donations for U.S. Virgin Islands

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A collection drive was held Saturday afternoon to help victims in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Boxes of supplies like batteries, flashlights, soaps and toiletries were donated in a school cafeteria in Cobble Hill.

Hurricanes Irma and Maria tore down buildings and caused major flooding on the U.S. Virgin Islands. Many people in the area are still without power after a month.

Cara Turnbull, who has family and friends still in the islands, helped organize the event. She says she wanted to turn her angst into action.

“We’ve had storms before, but nothing like this,” Turnbull said.

The boxes of supplies will be put onto a cargo ship on Monday and head to St. Thomas. The donations are expected to be received within a couple of weeks.

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