Detailer takes busload of coats to hurricane victims
RYE, NY — The owner of Birdie’s Auto Spa here found himself with power but no business after hurricane Sandy, RyePatch reported.
The Nov. 10 story stated that, after watching the benefit concert for victims of the hurricane, Owner Eric Birdsall came into work and emailed his customers to promote a coat drive. The customers then began forwarding the email to friends and family.
The response from the community was “unbelievable.” After three days, the garage was full of a couple of thousand items the wash had collected. A school bus was needed to carry all the items to Rockaway.
After parking the bus next to a polling table, Birdsall found hundreds of people on the streets with no homes and food and only the clothes on their back. Employees began unloading the approximately 80 bags and distributed the winter clothes to the crowd.
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