Spencerport, N.Y. - What started with two guys, two shovels and a couple of cases of water, has spread to a relief effort to reach the masses.
“If it happened here, I would appreciate help,” Underground Paint Shop Owner Mark Evans said.
Evans and his colleague Jason Sobb will head to Staten Island, N.Y. Monday to deliver essential items to those impacted by last week's storm.
They're filling a large trailer with supplies and expect by weeks end, they'll need another one.
The business has received an overwhelming amount of support by the community due to social media.
"It's amazing how people have reached out and made donations and want to come onboard,” Jason Sobb with Underground Paint Shop said.
Gary Castronova is one of many people dropping off supplies.
"Every little bit helps, just feels good to give back,” Castronova said.
“And they're personally going down; it's not going to charity, so you know it's going to the actual people."
Evans estimates he’ll spend thousands of dollars on fuel and buying supplies.
He's also losing business for the week he's gone.
“Jason's going to lose a paycheck, I'm going to lose a paycheck,” Evans says. “But you know it's worth it, they have it worse than we do.”
To Evans and Sobb, that’s a bigger payoff than any check in the bank.
"It's a blessing to be able to donate my time and help the people,” Sobb said.
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