Merrimack Valley Gas Explosion: How To Help, Updates & More

Thousands of people in Lawrence, North Andover and Andover were asked to evacuate after there were dozens of explosions and fires.

Shelters are looking for supplies! HOT 96.9 will be accepting donations and bringing to the Shelters housing those affected by the Merrimack Valley explosions. Anything you can do would be greatly appreciated. Bring your items today (Friday, 09/14) between 8am-6pm.

Items needed (please follow this list):

  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Water
  • Tooth paste
  • Granola products (packaged food)
  • Baby/Kid products (baby food, packaged food, diapers etc..)
  • NEW OR GENTLY USED PRODUCTS.

Drop-off address: Beasley Media Group, 55 Morrissey Blvd. Boston MA 02125

Time: 8am-5pm

See below for other ways to help.


HOW TO HELP:

American Red Cross of Massachusetts

We would like to thank all those who have been reaching out and offering ways to help those affected by this tragedy in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover. If you are interested in volunteering,...

Per the @RedCrossMA on Twitter:

We would like to thank all those who have been reaching out and offering ways to help those affected by this tragedy in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover. If you are interested in volunteering, you can go to and sign up. (1/2)

Many homes have been destroyed and people are under an evacuation notice; this could turn into a long-term response. We have workers and supplies on site now, but will need more as we go. The best way you can help is by donating: 1-800-RED-CROSS or (2/2)

reception centers open for those affected by tonight's explosions: Parthum Elementary School- 255 East Haverhill St in Lawrence, MA Field House at North Andover High School- 430 Osgood St. in N. Andover, MA Andover Cormier Youth Center- 40 Whittier Ct. in Andover, MA

Red Cross has recep centers in: North Andover HS Field House 430 Osgood St., North Andover North Andover Middle school 495 Main St, North Andover

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