A former New Jersey resident who now resides in Chattanooga is asking for help raising socks for the firefighters and residents of one town affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Stephanie Steiman asked the Chattanooga Fire Department for help in collecting socks for the Toms River Township Fire Department in Toms River, N.J. The town lost three of their six fire stations during Hurricane Sandy.

The New Jersey firefighters reported that many are donating food, water and clothing, but socks are still needed. Steiman asks for the public’s help with this particular item because socks are relatively cheap and can be shipped in large quantities.


Officials ask that you only donate new socks. Steiman will ship the socks at her own expense.

Box of Sox donations will be accepted through Nov. 30 at the following locations:

-CFD Fire Administration Building, 910 Wisdom St.

-Station 1, 218 E. Main St.

-Station 3, 5 Francis St.

-Station 17, 628 Signal Mountain Blvd.

-Station 19, 5400 Brunswick Lane

-Station 21, 7700 E. Brainerd Road