Here is a first-hand account of the delivery by local volunteers of assistance items to New York City for Superstorm Sandy victims.
BY RICK SCHUCK
The Hurricane Sandy Storm Relief project’s goal was to generate needed items to assist people in need in one small area of New York City that was especially hard hit. With the help of a local lady from the area, we were able to determine what was needed and how best to distribute it.
The local VFW and American Legion had geared up to offer assistance to those in need displaced by the storm. Our collection drive collected items to meet those needs. Clothes of all sorts, coats, toiletries, cleaning supplies and generators were among the items donated and purchased from donated money. Volunteers sorted the clothes and loaded the vehicles and trailers used to transport the supplies to New York.
Jay Kundert and Jeff Grothouse donated their time and resources to take the donations to New York. Their cargo van and 6-foot-by-8-foot trailer were as full as could be when they left for New York Friday morning. My truck was full and the 6-foot-by-12-foot trailer I hauled was over half full.
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