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Help Send a Semi of Supplies to Hurricane Sandy VictimsSubmitted: 11/13/2012
Story By Kailey Burton

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MOSINEE - For those who lost nearly everything to Hurricane Sandy, a simple blanket or can of food can mean a lot- A semi-trailer full of disaster supplies, means even more.

Nearly two weeks after Sandy, thousands of people are still without power. They need a lot of help and YOU can lend them a hand.

The Mosinee Area Action Club is collection donated food and supplies to take out to storm victims. They're sending a 53-foot semi-trailer, but they need help filling it up.

"Anything to help clean- Diapers, blankets, clothing that is new- we're trying to collect new or almost like new- canned food," said Chuck Kyhos, a Sandy relief volunteer.

Mosinee area churches and businesses are collecting donations to help fill the truck. Volunteers say no donation is too small.

"You've lived in something for 40-50 years and it's gone. You have nothing. Nothing. You don't have dishes, you don't have anything. It's gotta be sad. It's gotta be heartbreaking," said Kyhos.

This Friday volunteers will box all the donations, and Saturday they'll load the trailer. The semi will leave for New Jersey Sunday the 18th.

Roehl transport of Marshfield donated their semi-truck, driver, and fuel costs to take those supplies to the East Coast.

If you'd like to donate items you can drop them off at our station: 3217 County Rd G, Rhinelander.

Visit the Mosinee Area Action Club's Sandy Relief website, posted below, to find out more information, how to donate, and what supplies they're seeking.


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Mosinee Area Action Club - Sandy Relief webpage

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