12 ON YOUR SIDE: Hurricane relief from Richmond reaches NY

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - 'Two Guys and a Truck' are back in Richmond with a new perspective on the devastation New Yorkers are dealing with, weeks after Hurricane Sandy.

After loading a truck full of donations, they delivered care packages collected during a statewide relief drive.

Those care packages filled up a huge truck - all supplies given by caring people in various Richmond communities.

Two local companies coordinated the relief drive. They asked our help getting the word out and the response was great.

"We want to thank people in Richmond," said Kim Wyatt, co-owner of Two Guys and a Truck. "They really came together. Obviously, it was a lot of people watching Channel 12."

Professional Movers, Two Guys and a Truck, and realty company Champion Homes backed up their concern for Hurricane Sandy survivors with work and their call to action spread to others all around Richmond.

They asked for supplies and got everything they asked for and more.

Collected donations from clothes to batteries and flash lights were loaded up in a truck and driven to a church in New York.

"You see where people's furniture sitting in front of their house. Cars sitting sideways where the water lifted them up," said Wyatt.

He said the experience was upsetting and uplifting - somehow emotionally different from the pictures we see on TV.

"Seeing the devastation was a little bit upsetting but then when you get there and you feel a sense of the community coming together... people helping each other doing whatever they can," said Wyatt.

People were still dropping off donations after the relief drive ended.

Wyatt said they held a tag sale and those items brought in $500 which was given to the Red Cross. They also gave the food bank 1,600 pounds of food.

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