Patch & AOL Send Hurricane Sandy Relief Trucks to Long Island, N.J.

Employees help out, and you can, too

It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families.

This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island.

Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol

"When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could help more. So for us AOLers and Patchers, it feels like a relief and a privilege to get to help out in such a big, immediate way," said Patch Chief Content Officer Rachel Fishman Feddersen.

The AOL trucks will arrive in New Jersey on Monday and Long Island the next day. The deliveries will include many of the essentials residents most need, such as bottled water, blankets, batteries, canned soup, disposable diapers, baby formula and more.

The trucks are rolling as residents in areas such as the Jersey Shore, Staten Island and Long Island are still coping with the aftermath of the hurricane. Hundreds of thousands are still without power, the area transit systems are crippled, and gas lines can go on for miles, as motorists desperately try to fill their cars and residents look to fill gas cans in order to keep generators humming in near-freezing temperatures.

You can join us in the relief efforts.

To Donate to Hurricane Sandy Disaster relief, click here: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol

Daniel Woolfolk November 05, 2012 at 10:03 PM
This article is unrelated to the poll.
Things I Learned November 05, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Diana November 05, 2012 at 11:49 PM
CC: good idea let's donate Marfa she loves to do good for the cause, just sayin :)
allthatca November 06, 2012 at 09:52 PM
My whole family is on Long Island AND in Jersey. They just got power back on last night :) Thank you so much Patch for helping out...it's just AWFUL what they are going through...even with the power back on they have been sitting in 4 to 5 hour lines for gas and sleeping at the stations with hundreds of other people as well. They follow Tanker trucks to stations because they know they are delivering gas....when he fills the tanks they stations close down...nobody knows why they are doing this but people wait and wait and the stations will NOT sell them gas...with full tanks!!!! It's happened to them 3 times. Disgusting. Hold on to your hats because they are getting a Noreaster TOMORROW! Very very bad news.


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