Laura Kenyon, Fairfax City, Va. police captain, among volunteers collecting essentials for N.J., N.Y. victims of Sandy

9:00 PM, Nov 5, 2012   |    comments
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FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA) -- As the president of AOL Ventures, Jon Brod is responsible for the company's global innovation efforts. On Monday, he was responsible for the company's efforts to help ease the suffering of thousands of victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Under Brod's direction, hundreds of AOL employees in Dulles, Virginia spent the day loading up an eighteen-wheeler with water and diapers, and many other essential items, all of which will be given to Sandy's victims in New York and New Jersey.

About 20 miles away, the relief efforts continued on Monday at the City of Fairfax Police Department, where Captain Laura Kenyon is racing the clock, collecting food and clothing for Sandy victims, and trying to get it all to the New York area before an expected nor'easter hits sometime midweek.

"When tragedy hits, we're ready to help, and we want to help," said Captain Kenyon.

Also in Fairfax, at the Fairfax Community Church on Braddock Road, about 150 volunteers put together about 10,000 ready to eat meals, all of which are expected to arrive at the Salvation Army on Coney Island sometime on Tuesday.  

Church member Kevin Frank put the food drive together with help from the non-profit group "Generosity Feeds." Echoing the feelings of most people involved in helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy, Frank said after seeing the heartbreaking pictures from New York and New Jersey, he felt he simply had to do something.  

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