The Lawnton Fire Company in Dauphin County has started a drive for fellow firefighters in New York affected by Hurricane Sandy.
"Last year at this time, we were recovering from our own floods and our own disaster. When this struck some fellow firefighters in New York City it hit my heart," said Al Stuckey, President of the Lawnton Fire Company.
Just last year, Tropical Storm Lee flooded the basement of the fire company. That's why Stuckey and some of the other guys at the fire department decided to start a drive for their fellow firefighters in the New York area.
"What everybody has done for us over the past years and stuff with our flooding here, I just felt it was our place to do what we could because so many people lost everything," said Dave Milletics, a volunteer.
The fire company is collecting everything from cleaning supplies to toothbrushes. They will be bringing it all up to the New York area November 26.
The firefighters are working with a non-profit group called the Tunnels to Towers Foundation.
"We'll take it to them, and that way they'll make sure it gets disseminated to retired and current firefighters as well as the community up there in Staten Island," said Lawnton Fire Captain Mac McClurg.
All donations can be dropped off at the Lawnton Fire Company at 52 South 46th Street in Harrisburg.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times