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Local United Way sending relief to Hurricane Sandy victims

By Laura Halm
Published On: Nov 09 2012 04:56:11 PM CST
UNITED WAY EVENT
ABINGDON, Va. -

The damage of Hurricane Sandy is expected to cost the United States billions of dollars. The Virginia Highlands United Way is lending a helping hand to victims of the storm.

The organization is holding a supplies drive for those hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island in New York City.

Workers are collecting things like personal hygiene and household items, clothing for all ages, baby items, and supplies for pets and animals.

News 5 caught up with Travis Staton with United Way and learned it's a good way to give back to those who helped us during the April tornadoes of 2011. "We were very supported by a lot of organizations from across the country during our greatest time of need. It is really a chance to help those who have helped us out," he said.

You can drop off donations at 201 Preston Street in Abingdon, Virginia. Hours for that location are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You can also drop off supplies at Berry Home Centers this Saturday between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon.