Donations for Sandy Victims

By Adam Chick

Donations for Sandy Victims

November 4, 2012 Updated Nov 4, 2012 at 4:16 PM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The New Hope Presbyterian Church is working with the surrounding community to get donations to those in need in Atlantic City and they need your help.

For Chris Hemmer there is no comparison between the devastation from the 2011 flood and what happened last week because of Hurricane Sandy.

"It's 1,000 times if not 10,000 times worse than what we went through here in 2011," said volunteer Chris Hemmer.

Hemmer is working closely with New Hope Presbyterian Church to get supplies there as soon as possible.

He thinks it's an opportunity for the people to band together.

"The fuel supplies are not there. The generators are not there. The helps not there. It's a really bad time. And we just really need to come together," said Hemmer.

Teachers from Vestal donated $1,000 so the church could rent a truck and pay for fuel to deliver the supplies themselves.

The same teachers that helped to fix the church when it flooded last year.

"For the Vestal teachers to step up, it was really cool when they helped us. They helped us here with the physical work when we needed it," said Pastor Ken Thompson.

Pastor Thompson wants to get the supplies out as soon as possible.

However, that all depends on how fast they'll be able to get into Atlantic City.

"I hope that first trip comes this week," said Thompson.

There looking for water, mops, or generators, anything that could help.

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