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United we stand in a time of need

Superstorm Sandy brought devastation to many businesses and residents on the East coast.  In this time of need, total strangers pitched in to help those  affected.  In this week’s Insider Scoop we look at an impressive convoy of moving trucks heading to New Jersey to be filled with relief supplies to help these victims.  This mission was lead by the Red Cross, working with U-Haul and the community.  Volunteers were recruited to drive 54 moving trucks to the Jersey shore to help with recovery in Sandy’s aftermath. The trucks left from both Bridgeport and Danbury, where they then headed to the American Red Cross Warehouse in Jersey City to be packed up with donations. One of the volunteers set up a Facebook page for volunteers to share photos from this mission.

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Moving Truck Convoy headed to Jersey City

The volunteer driver effort was coordinated by  Kathryn Cross, Gold Star Mother and Max Sabrin from Saybrook Fire Department.  They truly came through  for U-Haul and the American Red Cross by coordinating all of the volunteers and logistics involved with ensuring the volunteers had return transportation coordinated.  They also coordinated the escort by the  CT State Police Department as well as the donations from Foxwoods Casinos for donating two buses, Jamms of Old Saybrook and Two Brothers Pizza in Salem for donating lunch to all the volunteers – all within a 48 hour time period! Volunteers included U-Haul team members,  Gold Star mother Kathyrn Cross, off-duty firefighters, police officers, military veterans and everyday people who want to do what they can to help. There were 54 trucks in this convoy, but in total Red Cross used over 100 U-Haul trucks for their Sandy relief efforts.  This was an impressive display of coordination, and compassion by all the volunteers, U-Haul and the Red Cross!

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Sandy Relief Volunteers

U-Haul will continue to offer 30 Days of Free Self-Storage and U-Haul Containers Moving and Self-Storage assistance through November 30th, 2012. For more information on Sandy Relief Resources please view this post.

 How have you helped in the Superstorm Sandy relief efforts? What other relief resources and volunteer opportunities are available? Share in the comments below. 

 

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One Response to Insider’s Scoop: Moving Truck Convoy for Superstorm Sandy Relief

  1. Nathan Thompson says:

    35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

    37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

    40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:35-40

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