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Firefighters hold drive to help Sandy victims

Posted at: 11/03/2012 6:35 PM
Updated at: 11/03/2012 7:13 PM

nullIn the Rochester area, a number of organizations are collecting food and other items to send to some of the areas that were hardest hit by superstorm Sandy.

On Saturday, the Sea Breeze Volunteer Fire Association was packed with people donating items like canned food, bottled water and medical supplies to bring to people on the east coast. Firefighters say they organized the relief effort within the last 24 hours, and were busy all day.

They'll bring all the supplies down to Breezy Point, Staten Island and Long Beach by about 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

"U-Haul actually donated one truck," says Carmelo Huertas, a Sea Breeze volunteer firefighter. "We filled that one and went back to U-Haul and they donated us another truck and we're going to fill that truck. And we're looking to get another 23-foot trucks to go with us also."

Huertas says his sister lost pretty much everything in the storm. That was one of the reasons why he decided to help coordinate Saturday's drive.