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Moving company heading north to help with Sandy relief

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Two Guys and a Truck is about to hit the road for Sandy relief.

The Richmond-based moving company began collecting supplies for neighborhoods destroyed by Hurricane Sandy last week. 

While the name may be Two Guys and a Truck, it takes nearly a dozen guys and one big truck to get a job like this done. The boxes are clearly labeled to help one purpose, Hurricane Sandy relief.

"After it went on the news that evening the phones went crazy, off the hook," said Dave Tindall, a co-owner.

Tindall says he thought only a few boxes would get filled, but that turned into a few hundred full of diapers, food and winter clothes. It quickly crowded the warehouse floor.

"We've had middle schools call in coat collections, we had a woman give hand-made quilts," he said.

This truck would normally be used to move a four bedroom house but for the trip, it will hold about 400 boxes.

Warehouse worker Richard Sparrow frequently volunteers in Richmond. He says the employees were excited to get an opportunity to give back like this.

"There's hope and faith that things will get better and what we need to do is come together to try to help and make things better for other people," he said.

With new images of Sandy's devastation coming in every day, these guys say if the same thing happened in Richmond somebody would give back just like them.

The driver will leave at dawn on Thursday and will drive to Queens, New York to drop off all of the supplies. 

Champion Homes Realty in Richmond spear headed the project to collect items.

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