Henrietta, N.Y.—Kathleen Jacobs of Pittsford has family living some of the hardest hit areas of Hurricane Sandy and the recent Nor’easter, but isn’t too worried about them.
“My brothers, my mom, we’re set, they are taken care of,” said Jacobs. “They are warm.”
But for the others who are cold and first responders in need of lights and batteries, the Jacobs family are sending truckloads of help.
“There couldn’t be an added ounce of urgency to what I already feel,” said Jacobs.
Jacobs along with her family and friends have loaded supplies that range from baby food and diapers to bleach and lights onto trucks.
“We have boots, we have gloves, snow suits,” explained Jacobs. “We have those things and these kids down there don’t.”
She has enlisted friends, coworkers and business contacts who’ve chipped in a steady supply of resources.
One tractor trailer was prepared Thursday night, and Jacobs is searching for three more to fill.
A friend donated 30,000 square feet in warehouse space she hopes to fill with furniture that will later be sent to the areas in need.
The effort is called Roc Sandy Relief. For more information on the effort, click here