Those of us unaffected by Hurricane Sandy may be unaware of the devastation caused by this media-named super storm. This huge storm affected 24 states, caused billions of dollars in damage, destroyed thousands of homes, left millions without electricity, and killed over a hundred people. Even today, three weeks after the storm hit the US, there are still over a hundred thousand people without power in New York and New Jersey.
Denise Breide, the Provisioning Project Specialist for ABG Capital’s portfolio company, VoIP Innovations, was anxious to help out. She and her husband, Ron, decided to take a trip to the East Coast to volunteer their time to those in need. Prior to leaving, Denise collected various household items and cleaning supplies from her friends, family, and coworkers. ABG Capital’s CEO, Jeff Tapolci, sent along a company donation as well.
Last Friday, Denise and Ron took their full trailer to the coast to distribute their collected items to those in need. What they found was shocking, heartbreaking, and scary.
“I couldn’t believe the devastation in these hard-hit areas, “stated Denise Breide. “The media could never portray how much loss these people have experienced. It was truly heartbreaking to see these families have absolutely nothing left.”
Denise and her husband were so moved by their experience last weekend helping out those affected by this severely distressing hurricane that they have decided to repeat the trip. This weekend, they will again drive over to the East Coast, trailer full or supplies, to help those in need. They have another trip planned to December as well.
See pictures of Denise’s trip here: http://voipinnovations.shutterfly.com/pictures/152