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Hurricane Relief: Lake Zurich Company Needs Help Filling Truck for Victims

New Age Transportation plans to send a truckload of goods to New Jersey on Wednesday.

A Lake Zurich company, New Age Transportation, is donating transportation and a facility for organizing a major food and goods drive for victims of hurricane Sandy in New Jersey.

Mayor Suzanne Branding and the village are helping to publicize the drive in an effort to fill a truckload of goods by Wednesday.

“Last night the Mayor of Hoboken, NJ was on CNN begging for water and
food to be sent to the high school where so many people are staying.
Hard to imagine this is happening 1,200 miles from here. They need
everything you can imagine,” New Age Transportation owner Carolyn Gable told her employees in an email.  

“I was talking to my children this morning and said 'try to imagine no home, no New Age, no school, no food, no water and the list goes on and on.' It looks like a war zone and we all need to help wherever we can to help,” Gable said.

The following items are severely needed in New Jersey:

  • Non-perishable food items (canned goods),
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Disposable adult and baby diapers
  • Baby foods and baby formula
  • New blankets

Items can be dropped of 24 hours a day at:

  • New Age Transportation (9a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday), 1881 Rose Rd., Lake Zurich
  • Lake Zurich Police Station, 200 Mohawk Drive, Lake Zurich
  • Lake Zurich Fire Station 1, 321 Buesching Rd., Lake Zurich
  • Lake Zurich Fire Station 3, 1075 Old McHenry Rd., Lake Zurich

The goal is to ship a full truckload to New Jersey on Wednesday with delivery on Friday, Nov. 9.

“We always try to help when something like this comes up. It’s unimaginable what they are going through,” said Jenny Talley, vice president of operations for New Age Transportation.

For more information call the village, 847-276-0593 or Jenny Talley at New Age Transportation, 847-721-8708.

Diane M Hansen November 05, 2012 at 08:52 PM
I think it'a great what your doing. Ironic this morning I recently spoke to someone about donating clothes, coat, shoes etc to their thrift store but feel this will be put to better use, I will be contacting Jenny Talley today! Regards, Diane Hansen
Rainstreet November 06, 2012 at 02:56 AM
Will they take clothes? We just went through our closets and have a grea deal of clothes they could use.
Susan November 06, 2012 at 04:40 AM
So happy to see this article & happy to contribute. A few suggestions based on previous experience: These types of things tend to go in phases (essential items now: money, non-perishable food & beverages, blankets, cleaning supplies, garbage bags). Clothes can be overwhelming so if you do send clothes, make sure they are sorted & label the bags accordingly (the more detail, the better: what's in the bag, size(s), quantities). Only send weather appropriate things (things for Fall/Winter. No shorts, tank tops, flip flops, etc). Try to keep as much work on your end as possible, as it can be a lot of work on the other end when you don't know what is in each box/bag. Storage may be a problem for them. Also, make sure items are in very good condition (no used undergarments or socks with holes), otherwise it creates a lot of waste on their end & I'm sure waste removal is an issue as well.
Pam johnson November 09, 2012 at 09:09 PM
They are filling another truck donation deadline is Tuesday 6pm for truck leaving wed the 14th. I judt took bottled water canned food diapers wipes and formula over today.
Denise Rasbid November 12, 2012 at 05:13 AM
We were inspired by New Age Transportation to make a difference at Middle School North in Hawthorn Woods. Last week, we held a "Change War for the Shore" and collected over $1,000 from the students. We had a corporate sponsor step forward with a matching gift, which means MSN raised over $2,000. So proud of our students who made a huge difference. Our donation will be given to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund.

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