MONDAY NOVEMBER 12:
The team distributed much needed blankets and hygiene kits to families affected by Hurricane Sandy. With the emergency needs met, the deployment is complete.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 7:
The United States bore the full force of Hurricane Sandy, where it expanded into a huge storm with winds covering a distance of about 1,610 kilometers.
"You just don’t see this kind of stuff," Keith Blackwell, a meteorologist at the University of South Alabama’s Coastal Weather Research Center in Mobile, told National Geographic News. "It’s so strong and so large."
On the evening of October 29, Sandy's winds, rains and flooding battered New Jersey and New York throughout the night, before inflicting punishment on the Northeast of the country. It weakened as it moved inland over Pennsylvania the following day.
ShelterBox is supporting emergency efforts in New York and New Jersey by distributing blankets to those in need, bringing them warmth from the cold winter temperatures.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23:
A ShelterBox Response Team has distributed 5,900 blankets, 4,775 Children’s activity packs (2,775 include a school backpack), 2,800 knit hats, 1,000 knit gloves, 1,699 scarves.
In total, 6,000 people were assisted. back