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Patch and 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 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

Gigi November 06, 2012 at 01:54 PM
AOL does an enormous amount of charity work, including pro bono legal work for people in our area who can't afford to pay for it. I wish the company had more success publicizing these efforts, since I don't believe most people know what a fine corporate citizen our neighbor in Dulles really is.
James November 06, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Walking down the hall this morning, I was very impressed with the stacks of boxes lined up along the walls waiting to go out, and that is just for one day. I looking forward to going to Sam's Club later today and picking up some items to contribute to what AOL is sending. This is a bad angle, a quick picture, but this is just a fraction of what is going out...and this is just today. I think it is awesome! http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesm0909/8161129387/in/photostream
Locally Involved November 06, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Kudos to AOL/Patch! It's important that all companies remember that they have a civic responsibility, too. Wonderful to see good, nonpartisan efforts such as the storm relief versus other CEO's who threaten workers with loss of jobs if they don't vote as the CEO desires. Keep up the great work AOL/Patch! We'll keep the negative nellies at bay here on the homefront....LOL
Jim Aspen November 08, 2012 at 10:18 PM
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
Jim Aspen November 08, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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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