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Help for Hurricane Sandy victims

By From page A3 | November 14, 2012

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HANGTOWN SKATE SHOP Owner Kelly Rogers, 40, of Pollock Pines, holds up a winter coat, one of about 30-40 he has collected to donate to Hurricane Sandy victims. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

Looking to help out those still shivering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Kelley Rogers, owner of the Hangtown Skate Shop, has been gathering coats and sweatshirts to send to New Jersey.

Rogers said he heard about the need for warm clothing through a message sent out by a skate shop in New Jersey. “Jersey was hit real hard and many are still without electricity,” Rogers said.

The skate shop owner said he used Instagram and Facebook to get the word out locally. “This is what I’m about,” he said. He said the response so far has been great with one donor coming all the way from Angels Camp to deliver a bag of clothing, some with the tags still on them.

He estimates he has between 30-40 coats and sweatshirts so far. He plans to ship this them week but is still accepting donations from anyone who wants to add another garment to the shipment. Those who want to donate can contact Rogers at 530-626-6998.

The Hangtown Skate Shop is located at 200 Armory Drive in Placerville.

Contact Dawn Hodson at 530-344-5071 or [email protected] Follow @DHodsonMtDemo on Twitter.

Dawn Hodson

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