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Sandy donations roll in

Capital District residents quick and generous when it comes to storm relief

Community members and residents contribute donations for those affected downstate by Superstorm Sandy.

Community members and residents contribute donations for those affected downstate by Superstorm Sandy. Submitted Photo

— “I never expected the generosity of so many people who want to assist people they will never meet,” Blanchard said in a statement.

Conway Trucking donated another 50-foot trailer to the fire department, as well as supplies from local businesses, including packing boxes from Earl B. Feiden. Children brought bags of toys to volunteers, and some even donated their Halloween candy.

“I really thought we weren’t going to fill one truck, let alone four and still have items left to load,” Blanchard said.

Two weeks after Sandy battered the east coast, relief has been slow to come to residents of New York and New Jersey, and donations are still needed. Southgate School in the North Colonie School District, for example, is asking residents to fill a school bus by Friday, Nov. 16, full of donations for students and staff in Long Beach, Long Island. Donations are being collected during the school day, and they can be left in the lobby after school hours. The school is located at 30 Southgate Road, Loundonville.

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