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-- the forecast for hurricane sandy was made the international relief organization convoy of hope.
Started rolling its trucks to prepare for for spots.
Because of that they were ready to move -- -- hard hit areas providing much needed food water and supplies and to give people a chance to start rebuilding their dreams.
-- sandy destroyed homes and property caused loss of life and shattered the dreams of millions of people living in the storm's path.
For some their spirits are being lifted by complete strangers who have come from other parts of the country just to help.
These volunteers from churches and convoy of hope.
Have been working around the clock for twelve days to distribute food water and supplies convoy of -- -- its trucks into the region as soon as sandy strong winds departed.
Now what do you do.
To help people find restoration and hole.
Because -- -- been devastated daughter and despair there's no power it's been cold outside.
Water damage flooding it's just tough.
It really has and there really isn't anything that you can say to them that that makes it all better.
But what you can do as you can listen -- you can talk and and you just you spend time with them it's not uncommon as people come through the line to receive true.
That people stop and pray with them or they'll stop and talk with -- and Chad just.
Just knowing that somebody cares and somebody understands.
A lot of times gives people hope to get through till tomorrow.
There are convoy of hope trucks in New Jersey Staten Island and -- -- we caught up with them at elementary school PS 38 on Staten Island.
Where they were hard at work providing bags of food to school children.
Because of the -- more than 80% of the students are displaced from their homes.
Now living with their parents in shelters or the homes of neighbors.
The -- may have destroyed their property but it has brought communities closer together.
Convoy of hope is also connecting people at a local churches and government organizations.
Back and help -- over the long term.
The effects of sandy are still very evident the power of the storm pushing this truck over on its side.
Something you never really see.
Or cars sitting on a wall.
All this push by the force of nature of the Atlantic Ocean coming ashore here on Staten Island.
One thing you do not see is a lingering impact that it will have on the community.
And that's why it's so important to see volunteer groups -- faith based groups coming in to provide.
A road or journey to hope.
As the day goes by we need some water.
And so does this inspire you -- you know.
If I think he'll come out you know -- slamming people coming out help and some different states and around the neighborhood thought felt.
-- do it -- your home.
Okay -- -- I'm going to get back and get -- sticking gas and everything hopefully get that as an -- and the faculty house.
And that's jamming on the -- into the and it's been -- banks -- -- I need to know that while none expect really nice.
And for the students of PS 38 the efforts of convoy of hope and other faith based organizations will not be forgotten.
Their families are truly grateful to receive help from people who care enough to help them on the road to recovery and -- on the tree.
Let's -- to save one Staten Island principal told me that some of those students were actually.
Plucked off the rooftops tonight that sandy came a short Staten islands could -- recovery and so much help from conduits hold.
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