Viewers Flood 9/11 Responder with Sandy Donations

By Matt Porter

November 21, 2012 Updated Nov 21, 2012 at 6:30 PM EST

Oxford, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Two week's ago, Michele Loughren's mother's old shop was nearly bare when Action News aired her story calling for donations to help rescue workers and their families hit by Hurricane Sandy
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Now it's full of clothes, supplies, and toys for those who lost everything in the storm's wake.

She said response since the story has been non-stop.

"I have people dropping stuff from four or five o'clock in the morning to almost one o'clock at night," Loughren said, "I've actually been sleeping out on the couch because when they come I can see the headlight and go out and personally thank them."

However, unforeseen problems have prevented Loughren from using the original truck that was going to carry the donations to Long Beach, New York.

She's piecing together a caravan of pick up trucks and trailers for this weekend, but could use more help.

If you want to help Loughren, she can be reached at 607-843-7572 or by email at 459mloughren@gmail.com.

The drop off location is at her log cabin home on 3949 State Highway Route 12 in Oxford.

She said she will continue to accept donations as long as they are needed. After that, any unused donations will go to help local rescue workers in and around the Town of Oxford.

Since the story, Loughren has made a connection with The Feal Good Foundation. An organization devoted to helping all first responders from September 11th including Loghren herself.

She suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and has been unemployed for several years.

The foundation is already work with the state to put her on solid financial footing..

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