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Yonkers firefighters step up to help Staten Island Sandy victims

Yonkers firefighters provide Sandy relief

People across the Hudson Valley are continuing to reach out to those devastated by superstorm Sandy.

Tuesday, Yonkers firefighters are joining the relief effort, loading up trucks on School Street with donations for storm victims. Crews are bringing items that range from water to cleaning supplies to hard-hit areas in Staten Island.

Fire officials said they have made several trips to the most devastated regions, but add that this might be the last trip. Because federal agencies are helping with relief efforts and there are so many donations, Yonkers firefighters can no longer take any more.

"(It) seems relief agencies, FEMA, Salvation Army and the Red Cross are doing a fantastic job right now," said Yonkers firefighters union chief Barry McGooey. "They are providing materials they need to get on with their lives and rebuild."

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