Hurricane Sandy blew its way through 10 states last week, sending forceful winds and rain whose damaging effects killed over 110 people. Among those most devastated were New York (48 fatalities), New Jersey (24 fatalities) and Pennsylvania (14 fatalities). Some people lost everything, winding up homeless, as family, friends, and shelters took them in.
In desperate need of the little things we take for granted everyday-electricity, water, pajamas, food-people across the nation joined together to help in the relief effort. Road Scholar Transport was one of them.
With the cancellation of the 3rd annual Ryan’s Run, a marathon occurring in New York City raising funds for individuals with disabilities being treated at Allied Services in Northeastern Pennsylvania, due to the storm, “Ryan’s Run 3” became “Ryan’s Recovery.”
Ryan’s Recovery took place on Sunday at Allied Services in Scranton and Allied Heinz Rehab Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, collecting relief supplies to be distributed to Hurricane Sandy victims in New York and New Jersey.
Supplies that included flashlights, batteries, games, blankets, cleaning supplies, towels, T-shirts, and more, were loaded onto Road Scholar’s trucks, which will then be sorted and delivered during the week to New York and New Jersey churches and community drop off points.
Road Scholar Transport will be transporting over 80,000 lbs. of supplies. One of Road Scholar’s trucks taking part in the effort is our Red Cross Awareness Truck, which picked up one of these truckloads at Allied Heinz Rehab Hospital and will be delivering it into Staten Island.
To help donate to the Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy efforts, visit http://www.redcross.org/hurricane-sandy.