LINWOOD -- The aftermath left so many people across the state in need of the bare essentials, and we here at NBC 40 were hopeful that we might be able to lend some support with the help of our viewing audience.
The weeklong effort was capped off with an overnight camp out.
Generous givers were pulling up car–by–car and some even by the truck to our NBC 40 studios, Thursday Night to help all of us here raise donations for those who are still feeling the affects of hurricane sandy.
"It's a great feeling, it's very warming just to know that people you know, people you don't know are coming together to help everybody that needs help," said Steve Masland of Ventnor.
The overnight Hurricane Sandy donation drive featured the familiar faces of NBC 40, and others, all doing their part to help out but none were more important than those who suffered so much from the devastation but still came out to give back.
"We got hit, my first floor got completely wiped out his did too so we figured the best we can do is help. Come over here and help the people that lost everything," said Johnathon Tillis of Ventnor.
Assisting us in our efforts to raise as much as possible local pizza business 3 Guys Rolling Pies came out and offered free pizza to anyone who made a donation.
"Just wanted to be apart help the community and help the people that are less fortunate then us," explained co-owner Tom Santoro.
And with so many people showing up and giving back it was a nice reminder of what it truly means to be united as a country.
"It's good, it's good it gives us hope in this country and we need it now you know all the stuff that's going on now it's good to see everybody coming together," Tillis expressed.
At the beginning of the drive we were expecting to fill just one box truck, but we have filled 11 and working on the filling the 12th.
We will continue to collect donations outside our studio throughout the night, and until 5 pm Friday night.