UPDATE: Paul Rode Drops Off 13 Tons of Goods to Aid Sandy Relief Efforts

Members of the Hudson donated more than 13 tons of non-perishable food items and other goods for those in affected by Hurricane Sandy. Hudson businessman Paul Rode delivered the goods to an emergency center on Tuesday.

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.

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kk November 06, 2012 at 09:47 PM
To those that understand I thank you. Now Mike I have been civil NOW I will not be so. I do not recognize the names of many above that have a clue to public safety so I understand you are not able to comprehend. Do you also know that you current elected officials that you voted in twice refused to apply for federal funds to support and fund public safety programs such as CERT community emergency response teams. this is yes a knowledgeable program for individuals to respond to in home, neighborhood, community, and state disasters in the most efficient and SAFEST way. As a direct attack on me was to get off my duff and do something guess that several thousand hours of education over the last XX years has given me the knowledge to create those systems to do what is the most for the most SAFELY. If you believe you are so great put your funds and better yet put your time into advocating for these programs. it is no longer if it will happen only how soon. For getting your safety programs contact the Emergency Government office for the county and request a CERT program or other classes for the betterment of our community.
mainstreet November 07, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Yep. Depend on the government. They'll take care you and tell you what is best......
jerryjo November 07, 2012 at 02:47 AM
You just did a good thing in your eyes and this is what you want people who don't know you to read??!! I don't know you and reading this makes me want to keep it that way! You know why you did what you did and that's what matters.
yomammy November 07, 2012 at 12:43 PM
We are from the .gov...we are here to help....
yomammy November 08, 2012 at 02:50 PM
I do my part to help too. I go Pauls bar and buy lots of beer, which in turn, he can use the profits from to help others!!! I am such a humanatarian. :)


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