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

Jeanne Fencl November 06, 2012 at 12:17 AM
After talking with TIAB, creator Lisa Mclaughlin, this is much needed help. The devastation, that Long Island endured, from Sandy has left many in a time a need.
Jim Aspen November 06, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Patch is doing more than the President
Jeff Banks November 06, 2012 at 02:29 AM
Yea and they haven't left anyone behind. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqrJPGmBBMA
Rex Smithers November 06, 2012 at 03:07 AM
This storm is just a "bump in the road". Obama will have "more flexibility after the election". Right now, "it's not optimal". We can just "lean forward". "Yes we can". We won't have another storm like this for "four more years". "Vote for revenge".
Tom Dirham November 06, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Climate change isn't a joke... climate change due to humans is. Your perpetual posting in articles having nothing to do with your comments is also a joke.
Jim Aspen November 08, 2012 at 09:57 PM
@Brian When can we expect some action on the matter? Forgotten by FEMA: Staten Island's Sandy victims vent over lack of aid Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/08/volunteers-step-in-for-fema-in-storm-ravaged-nyc-borough/#ixzz2BfeR8lEi


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