(WBNG Binghamton) - When Hurricane Sandy hit the New York metro area, the storm destroyed homes, personal belongings and cars.
To ensure that New Yorkers get back on the roads after the storm, Governor Andrew Cuomo is working with car rental companies to help those whose cars were damaged.
"Hurricane Sandy left many New Yorkers without vehicles that they depend on for work and day-to-day functions," said Cuomo.
"The car rental companies are stepping up to the plate to meet the high demand for cars and help consumers return to their everyday lives."
The Department of State has relocated more than 12,000 cars the city with 5,000 more planned to be added.
Enterprise Holding has been the major donor of the cars.
The company owns Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car.
The Department of State's Deputy Secretary, Marcos Vigil, is working with the American Car Rental Association to relocate tens of thousands of cars and trucks to the east coast to give Hurricane Sandy victims a way to travel.