LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - It's been a busy week for Red Cross volunteers who are helping with relief efforts on the East Coast.
Volunteer Shane Halbrook left Lafayette a week ago to go to Harrisburg, Penn. From there he made his way to one of the hardest-hit states, New Jersey. While there he's helping feed those hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.
"We're filling cambros, which are the containers that we hold the hot food in," Halbrook said about his talks. "We're putting those on the ERVs, which are the emergency response vehicles, and we drive around from location to location. We stop at fixed sites and dish out the food."
Halbrook said some volunteers made their way to New York a few days ago.
"We delivered some items, some bulk items which could be water, food, snacks and stuff like that, to people on Staten Island," Halbrook said.
Halbrook said everyone they're helping is grateful to see the Emergency Response Vehicles bringing them food and supplies.
"You got people that are upset. You got people that are happy because their power is coming on, we're arriving with food, or we're arriving with clean-up kits or water," Halbrook said.
Sometimes that water is just what the people affected by Hurricane Sandy need.
"Just the littlest thing will put a smile on somebody's face," Halbrook said. "You wouldn't believe how happy somebody would be just to get a bottle of water."
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