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Putnam Folks Fill Tractor-Trailer with Supplies for Sandy Victims

Collection is ongoing.

The local outpouring of donations for fellow New Yorkers hit hard by Hurricane Sandy was so tremendous, collection organizers have arranged for a tractor-trailer to transport the items.

Members of the Brewster and Putnam Lake fire departments originally planned to fill two buses with supplies for a Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Staten Island. As of this morning, it looks like the contributions will reach Long Islanders instead, Brewster Chief Dave O'Hara said.

"It could even change," he told Patch. "There are just so many people giving. It's going to someone."

Around 7 p.m. Thursday, volunteers will fill the 18-wheeler, which will be driven by a member of a private trucking company. Earlier in the week, fire department members anticipated driving the bus down themselves.

"It's a ton of stuff, and it just got way too big for our britches," O'Hara said.

The collection is ongoing (at the time of this post).


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