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From page A3 | November 14, 2012 | 6 Comments

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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 dhodson@mtdemocrat.net. Follow @DHodsonMtDemo on Twitter.

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Discussion | 6 comments

  • Barbara RogersNovember 14, 2012 - 11:35 am

    This is truly giving back. Not only is Kelley Rogers giving back to his community but he reaching out to the people in New Jersey. Good job. Support your local business folks, drop into Hangtown Skate Shop and Joe's Skate Park.

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  • prime timeNovember 14, 2012 - 1:19 pm

    FEMA Stops People From Sending Donated Supplies to Victims of Hurricane Sandy

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  • Barbara RogersNovember 14, 2012 - 4:19 pm

    Prime Time, the donated items that Kelley is collecting are to be shipped to The New Jersey Skate Shop in News Brunswick N.J. This is part of the "Skaters For Sandy" that has been going on all over the county. I don't like Prime Time's post, it is negative. All items collected have been shipped as of today.

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  • EvelynNovember 14, 2012 - 8:43 pm

    Barbara, I’m less certain that Prime was commenting negatively on Kelley Rogers' generous donation. The article is more about FEMA's request for cash instead of goods. But since the Skate Shop apparently coordinated directly with a N.J. business, FEMA is out of the picture. Well done.

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  • Barbara RogersNovember 14, 2012 - 11:30 pm

    Hi Evelyn, first of all I always enjoy reading what you write on these blogs, job well done. Thanks so much, I probably took prime time's comment a bit personal as Kelley is my son. Just didn't think it was necessary for this person to chime in about FEMA. This was a good thing that not only Kelley did but our community as well. I can't say enough about the generosity that was displayed by people. paste this link; http://espn.go.com/action/skateboarding/blog/_/post/8601037/skaters-send-aid-nj-sandy-victims

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  • EvelynNovember 15, 2012 - 5:33 am

    Amazing how easy it is to miss the obvious: Rogers + Rogers!!! And, thanks for the link, Barbara. What a great group of young(er) people. Generosity from the most wonderful quarters.

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