|This photo just came in: Local 294 Teamsters bringing |
relief supplies on Nov. 10.
Victims of Superstorm Sandy still need enormous help, and Teamsters are still stepping up.
Today Sister Bernadette Kelly from Joint Council 16 requested volunteer drivers to help the Red Cross over the next two weeks.
|Bringing supplies from Albany to Yankee Stadium.|
Teamsters were especially helpful managing Red Cross logistics (it's what we do, after all!). And our brothers and sisters on the ground became the agency's eyes and ears to direct resources to people who hadn't been served.
|Unloading supplies on Long Island.|
We just received photos from Local 294 who brought a tractor-trailer full of supplies for Sandy victims to Yankee Stadium on Nov. 10. They returned to Long Beach, Long Island a week later with more. Donating their time and efforts to make both trips were Dave Garhartt, trustee; Gerry Menz, retiree; Ed Oleski, president, Retirees Club; and Tom Pitts.
Here's the message from Sister Kelly about volunteering to drive:
The Red Cross asked for drivers over the next two weeks to assist in driving volunteers and supplies to the impacted areas from hurricane.
They need a steady stream of drivers over the next 14 days at two locations:
|Long Beach on Nov. 17|
Red Cross Warehouse
100 Industrial Drive, Jersey City
Red Cross Headquarters
520 West 49th Street, New York, NY
(parking will be handled)
The contact person at the Red Cross is:
(515) 975-5773 (she is in charge of dispatch)