A Lake Zurich company, New Age Transportation, is donating transportation and a facility for organizing a major food and goods drive for victims of hurricane Sandy in New Jersey.
Mayor Suzanne Branding and the village are helping to publicize the drive in an effort to fill a truckload of goods by Wednesday.
“Last night the Mayor of Hoboken, NJ was on CNN begging for water and
food to be sent to the high school where so many people are staying.
Hard to imagine this is happening 1,200 miles from here. They need
everything you can imagine,” New Age Transportation owner Carolyn Gable told her employees in an email.
“I was talking to my children this morning and said 'try to imagine no home, no New Age, no school, no food, no water and the list goes on and on.' It looks like a war zone and we all need to help wherever we can to help,” Gable said.
The following items are severely needed in New Jersey:
- Non-perishable food items (canned goods),
- Flashlights and batteries
- Disposable adult and baby diapers
- Baby foods and baby formula
- New blankets
Items can be dropped of 24 hours a day at:
- New Age Transportation (9a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday), 1881 Rose Rd., Lake Zurich
- Lake Zurich Police Station, 200 Mohawk Drive, Lake Zurich
- Lake Zurich Fire Station 1, 321 Buesching Rd., Lake Zurich
- Lake Zurich Fire Station 3, 1075 Old McHenry Rd., Lake Zurich
The goal is to ship a full truckload to New Jersey on Wednesday with delivery on Friday, Nov. 9.
“We always try to help when something like this comes up. It’s unimaginable what they are going through,” said Jenny Talley, vice president of operations for New Age Transportation.
For more information call the village, 847-276-0593 or Jenny Talley at New Age Transportation, 847-721-8708.