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Local group packs a semi-truck for Superstorm Sandy relief

By Ellen Bacca
Published On: Nov 02 2012 07:17:07 PM CDT
Updated On: Nov 04 2012 08:49:28 AM CST
CARTERET COUNTY -

A local company that specializes in mold removal and restoration is holding a donation drive for victims impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The company, called Pro Environmental Services, has stationed its large black semi-truck in the Lowe's  parking lot in Morehead City. 

"Being here from Eastern North Carolina, we are used to hurricanes as well so, we just wanted to do our part and kind of help out," said Pro Environmental Services employee Chris Hendricks.

Donations began pouring in Thursday. Drive organizers say they expect activity to pick up over the weekend.  Donors can also drop off goods at CCBS Sign Shop in Beaufort, Down Town Day Spa in Morehead City and Diamond in the Ruff Detailing Shop in Morehead City. Items needed range from sanitary items to cleaning kits and dog food.

The Pro Environmental Services crew is working in conjunction with the Salvation Army. Once the truck is nearing full, emergency management crews in New York City will send the truck to the hardest hit areas.

Volunteers will man their posts near the truck from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day until the entire load is ready to be shipped off.