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Hoboken overwhelmed by clothing donations

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A group of volunteers from Cape May County drove hours with truckloads and truckloads of clothes, toiletries and blankets for victims of Superstorm Sandy. The problem is the city of Hoboken is out of room for the stuff, so it wound up on the sidewalk.

A volunteer who helped unload the donations Sunday alerted Fox 5 that the stuff had been left outside on the sidewalk. When we went by to check it out Monday we found dozens of people picking through the goods and loading them up.

Some were directly impacted by the storm, others were not.

Volunteers weren't sure what to make of it.

The Salvation Army sent a man with a truck to fill up.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer said she appreciates the support and that the food went to the shelters, but that the city has run out of room for the rest. So officials decided not to stop people from coming and taking from these piles. They will box up whatever is left and send it to Good Will or the Salvation Army.

In Hoboken the biggest demand is now for monetary donations.

Hoboken isn't alone. Other hard hit areas like Staten Island are also overwhelmed with clothing donations. Borough President said Staten Island doesn't need any more clothes.

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