Last week, . The supplies were delivered courtesy of Lake Zurich company New Age Transportation.
New Age Transportation President and CEO Carolyn Gable said she was spurred to help out after watching a CNN interview with the mayor of Hoboken, NJ, Dawn Zimmer.
"I was watching the mayor talk to Anderson Cooper and she said 'We don't have anything.' The desperation on her face-- the next day I decided we had to do something," Gable said.
"What if that was us and an earthquake hit the Midwest and life went on over the rest of the states," she said. "We'll do whatever we can do. My employees are crusaders."
Gable said she was pleased with how well the effort went. "Everybody was spreading the word, the fire department helped, the police department helped," she said.
New Age Transportation is planning a second trip to deliver another truckload of goods this Friday. This truck will go to the Rockaway-Union area of New Jersey to provide relief.
Supplies that are especially in need include:
- Natural gas heaters
- Large generators
- Sleeping bags
- School supplies
- Flashlights or lanterns (with batteries)
- Paper towels
- Cleaning supplies
- Large garbage bags
- Personal hygiene items
- Coats or jackets
Items can be dropped off 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
Donations are requested to be made by noon on Friday, Nov. 16.
For additional information, please contact Mayor Suzanne Branding at 847-276-0593 or Jenny Talley at New Age Transportation at 847-721-8708.