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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

Mike Virgintino November 07, 2012 at 05:47 AM
Paul: it isn't insanity; it is called "stupidity," and the first ones to complain that they have to work harder, have less money in their paychecks and can't make ends meet, have to pay higher taxes, have to pay more for health care, or can't get the services or freebies that they want will be those who put the same people in office who couldn't get in right in the first place. Welcome to the earth's largest third world country.
Pam Robinson November 07, 2012 at 05:52 AM
DJ, there are several drives popping up at firehouses and elsewhere on Long Island. Did you want to ship by mail? Please drop me a note at pam.robinson@patch.com and I'll try to point you to a few places. Thanks for thinking of our residents.
Mung Bean November 07, 2012 at 06:15 AM
Well Mike and Paul, its nice to know that most of my fellow Americans aren't stupid or insane. While I have great respect for my Moderate Republican friends I can only breathe a sigh of relief that going to the extreme right is still not a winning formula for the majority of Americans. A Conservative Republican drove this country into a ditch, a Conservative Republican is the least able to pull it out of one.
hazel watson November 07, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Hazel W. No Paul, Just Americans exercising their Constitutional Right.
Mung Bean November 07, 2012 at 02:34 PM
God answered your prayers, Paul. Obama won. Thanks for your help!

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