As hurricane victims pounded by nor'easter, local relief efforts continue

By WKTV News

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - The nor'easter is adding to the New York City region's weather woes, dumping more than half a foot of snow in some areas and causing another round of power outages.

That snow comes on top of the already mounting troubles for the New York City and New Jersey areas that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy last week.

However, the local effort to help victims of the hurricane continued on Thursday as a group of residents, business owners, and community volunteers from Herkimer and Oneida Counties are packing up a tractor trailer and heading downstate to help with relief efforts.

The volunteers have filled 300 boxes at Transworld FiberOptics on Route 5 in Herkimer with supplies and have collected more than $4,000 to help those in need.

"The outpouring from the community has been amazing," said Scott Grates, the drive organizer. "Shows how the community puts others ahead of themselves and we couldn't be happier."

Students from Frankfort, Ilion, Herkimer, and Mohawk were all helping to pack up and load the tractor trailer before it took off.

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