American spirit in action
Once again we are reminded of the common bond that ties us all: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And common decency.
Today for hours on end, Western Mass residents of all ages, race, creed and color descended on a parking lot in Amherst bringing desperately needed supplies for our friends in New York devastated by a natural disaster.
Truck #1 around noon
The first 17-foot truck filled up just after high noon taking only two hours to complete, and a second 15-foot truck was full by 2:00 PM the scheduled close of the event. Both trucks left together for the trip into the city where they will go to a staging area for unloading.
2nd truck done at 2:00 PM. A tired Sydne Didier on left
Event coordinator Sydne Didier expressed concern over the availability of gasoline, so everybody keep your fingers crossed. Although when she filled up over in Northampton a woman noticed the signage on the sides of the trucks and gave them $100 cash.
Lots of dog and cat food. Even some for rabbits
My view from inside the truck
UPDATE: 7:30 PM SUCCESS! Truck being unloaded in NYC