Sunday night will mark one week since Hurricane Sandy swept through our area and several local groups are doing their part to help people affected by the storm.
For those people without power the Howell PAL will be opening the old Southard School to residents from 12 to 6 p.m. Hot soup and sandwiches will be provided as well as places for people to charge their electronic devices. For those wishing to help others they can bring items like toiletries, baby food and new or clean clothing and the PAL will deliver it to those people who need it.
There will also be a collection drive at the Ideal Plaza on Sunday. The drive is being run with help from Season's Coal Fired Bistro, Jazzercise Fitness Center of Howell as well as Century 21 Action Plus Realty.
Donations will be taken from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and items needed include water, diapers, wipes, toiletries, socks, gloves, hats and other items that can help keep people warm.