Volunteers Collect Items to Help Sandy Victims

By Lorne Fultonberg

November 5, 2012 Updated Nov 5, 2012 at 11:31 AM EST

Kirkwood, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Three friends from Binghamton are collecting items that they say they will personally deliver to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

With the help of the Southern Tier Family Life Church, Rachel Kachadourian, Jerry Robinson and Scott Lance are filling two storage sheds with anything people bring them.

"We just really want to represent Binghamton and show that people in Upstate New York care," Lance said. "That's our focus, to show there's people out there who love others just as they loved us when we were going through things."

Millions of people are still without power and 110 people are dead after Hurricane Sandy, a Category One storm, hit the east coast.

Once the items are collected, the friends plan to load up their trucks and drive the items personally to the people that were hit hardest by the storm.

"Instead of dropping it off at a location point and not knowing when they're going to get it because they're in immediate need so its very important," said Kachadourian.

Volunteers say there has already been an outpouring of support from the community. Plenty of clothes, blankets, pots and pans have already been donated.

"We were expecting just a few people then we put it on Facebook and it blew up and now there's a lot of people that are expected to come," said Lance. "I have big faith and I believe that both of these units will be filled by the end of the week and we'll have a lot to bring with us next Saturday."

Volunteers will be collecting items all day tomorrow at All-Around Storage on 1429 Route 11 in Kirkwood. You can visit the event's Facebook page or email rkachadourian@gmail.com for more information or to schedule a drop-off time.