Truck of Sandy relief supplies heads to Staten Island
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - Emergency officials blame Hurricane Sandy for the death of more than 100 people, while hundreds of thousands still have no electricity. Now one woman from Wrightsville Beach is doing what she can to help out those in Staten Island.
From more than 500 miles away Danielle Schaffer watched as the place she grew up, Staten Island, quickly sank into the water.
"It's unbearable," said Schaffer. "All of my friends tell me they don't know what to do, things aren't happening quick enough in New York." She sent an e-mail hoping to organize a group to send some boxes of supplies to the north east, but what happened next she never could have expected.
"I didn't not expect it to be this large, and it is and I'm so grateful for it," said Schaffer. A generous family donated a moving truck, already halfway full of supplies. Then the rest of the donations started to roll in. Filling up the rest of the truck and an overflow storage room at the Little Chapel on the Boardwalk at Wrightsville Beach.
The first truckload left Sunday, but Danielle says another truckload will leave on Wednesday. She says she will continue to send up the truck full of supplies as long as there is a need.
To donate she says people should bring their supplies to the Little Chapel on the Boardwalk.