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Retired Cop From Chicago Suburbs Arrives With Truckload For Sandy Victims

Jack Kielczynski

Jack Kielczynski, a retired police officer from suburban Chicago, drove a truckload of supplies for Sandy victims a third of the way across the country to New York. (Credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A special donation for Superstorm Sandy victims is coming, thanks to good-hearted people a third of the way across the country.

A retired police officer from the Chicago area arrived on Staten Island Wednesday with a rental truck packed with donations.

Jack Kielczynski said residents in the southwest Chicago suburb of LaGrange wanted to help this Thanksgiving. So the Navy resident rented a 16-foot Penske truck and headed off to New York personally with the supplies, the LaGrange Patch reported.

He left the supplies and clothing at the Stephen Siller Tunnel to the Towers Foundation warehouse.

Kieczynski also stopped in the Rockaways, which he said was like visiting, which said he was like visiting a war zone.

“That was the reason I did this. I just couldn’t stand to see people living like that; have their life wiped out in 20 minutes,” Kielczynski said.

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation has collected clothing, baby items, cleaning agents and numerous other supplies for storm victims.

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