Cranston Collecting Donations for Dean Estates Residents

September 19, 2023

Cranston Mayor, Fire Department, Libraries Partner for Community Drive Supporting Residents Displaced by Dean Estate Flooding

CRANSTON – To continue assisting residents displaced by flood damage, Cranston Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins has announced the city is collecting donations for individuals and families in need.

The mayor’s office has been working with the Cranston Fire Department and Red Cross to support residents in the immediate aftermath of the flood. To further assist those who were displaced and who lost many of their personal belongings, Mayor Hopkins is calling on residents to donate to an ongoing collection drive.

Donated items can be dropped off at two upcoming events this weekend. A collection table will be at the Cranston Fire Department’s 100th Anniversary Celebration from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Fire Station Two, 301 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI.

A second table will be set up at the Cranston Fall Festival at Itri Square in the Knightsville neighborhood on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 10 am to 5 pm.

Donations may also be made in advance of the weekend events during open hours to Cranston City Hall, 869 Park Avenue, Cranston, as well as the Cranston Public Library Central Library, 140 Sockanosset Cross Road, and William Hall Branch, 1825 Broad Street, Cranston.

Examples of desired items include essentials such as: blankets, clothing, shoes, bathroom supplies, and gift cards for groceries and retail items.

For more information, questions regarding monetary donations, or donations of bulky items like furniture, please contact Mayor Hopkins’ office at 401-780-3109.