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US Red Cross thanks NB woman

When Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern United States in late October, Florence Goddard of Salisbury felt she had to do something. She organized a tractor trailer load of clothes and other donated goods for the people of New Jersey. The truck was donated by Keltic Transport of Moncton. Myron Kaller is a board member and volunteer for the American Red Cross in Jersey Shore. He spoke with the CBC's Marc Genuist about what happened.

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Meanwhile, the American Red Cross of Central New Jersey officially advises people against sending donations of household items. Its website says it does not accept or solicit small quantities of individual donations of items for emergency relief purposes. Items such as food, used clothing and shoes often must be cleaned, sorted, and repackaged. The Red Cross says this impedes the valuable resources of money, time, and personnel that are needed for other aspects of the relief operation. And the best way to help a disaster victim is through a financial donation to the Red Cross.

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