TRENTON, N.J. -- The final shipment from Operation Sandy Relief arrived in Trenton, N.J. Tuesday.
Thanks to generous First Coast News viewers, the operation that was held immediately after Hurricane Sandy was a big success.
More than three semis were filled with supplies for victims of Hurricane Sandy in the northeast with more than 15,000 pounds of donations ranging from first aid kits to canned food, toys and even help for pets.
Wendy Cariello with the Town of Hempstead (N.Y.) Animal Shelter wrote, "I simply have not the words to thank you for the massive donation and the equally massive effort it took to get these pet supplies (and bottled water) to us post Hurricane Sandy. I know it was many weeks in the making and a effort of an entire community."
Back in Jacksonville, people were just happy to have an opportunity to help.
"I'm from Brooklyn. I am going to start crying. Alot of my family lost their possessions. Everybody is healthy and safe, but I wanted to do all I could for my community back home. I am always going to be a New Yorker," Alicia Jones said earlier.
She fought Jaguars game-day traffic to get to the East Adams Street drop-off location the weekend of the relief drive.
Britanny Henne, wife of Jaguars reserve quarterback Chad Henne, collected a packed-van full of goods from players' wives at the stadium that day.
Thomas Sparks with Mission Harvest sorted donations into bins. He estimated earlier that two to three thousand families might be helped by the drive.
"We don't catch the large cities and areas. We go to the smaller areas where there is not much help. We have people already standing by as soon as we can get this load together. We are going to take it up there, and they are going to hand pack it into each car and get it out to the people immediately," said Sparks in a previous interview.
First Coast News would like to thank everyone for their donations.
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