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Patch & AOL Send Hurricane Sandy Relief Trucks to Long Island, New Jersey

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

Thirty Four November 06, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Will Patch organize anything more this weekend? We would like to volunteer. It will be great if you have something organized.
Anonymous89 November 06, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Thank you Patch & AOL!
Angela weber November 09, 2012 at 05:48 PM
How do I join up with you guys and help out now or drop off donations ?
Judy Caruso November 11, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Speaking of donations-- while I spent time helping the Red Cross at the HHS, I was given the task to get over the counter medication along with a commode so a resident at the shelter could easily go to the bathroom. Rite aid in Hopatcong said "No". Medicine Shoppe in Hopatcong said "yes" and donated. FYI. Keep that in mind next time you need your prescriptions filled.
Kbmblb November 17, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Hi All, I'm a little new at this Patch thing and was wondering if anyone would be interested in getting together to organize some sort of toy drive for the Sandy Victims for the upcoming holidays? Any ideas??? Thirty Four...maybe we could talk?


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