Project Sandy truck leaves for Staten Island
Airline High School
More than two weeks after Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast, one local school is still doing its part to help victims recover.
Students at Airline High School in Bossier City created Project Sandy as a way to give back to residents who were devasted by the storm.
For two weeks, donations of everything from clothes to non-perishable food items have poured in from the community.
All of the items have been packed into a Tango truck to deliver to New York.
The 53-foot-long big rig embarked on its journey from Bossier City to Staten Island this afternoon.
"That first weekend after we started collecting, it was almost like a drive-thru through here. People coming car after car after car. It took us no time to really begin to see some progress made in the truck," says Jimmy Gould, President of AHS's Project Graduation.
Project Sandy is part of Airline's Project Graduation, an event to keep seniors safe on graduation night.
All of the donations are expected to reach Staten Island on Saturday.
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