UPDATE (5:20 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012): Hudson business owner Paul Rode has delivered more than 13 tons of goods to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts on the east coast, according to a video he released from the road.
The goods were donated by members of the Hudson community on Sunday after Rode rented a 26-foot moving truck and volunteered to drive it to New Jersey.
ORIGINAL POST (Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012): Members of the Hudson community came together on Sunday afternoon to donate non-perishable food items and other goods for those in affected by Hurricane Sandy.
A 26-foot rental truck parked at the corner of Second Street and Walnut Street, and donations began rolling in at noon. Before 5 p.m. the truck was full.
Local businessman Paul Rode organized the donation drive on Facebook, and he plans to depart tonight to drive the truck to some of the hardest hit areas in New Jersey.
Though Rode's truck is full, he urges anyone with non-perishable food items to donate them to the local food shelf.