The $806 million, 58,000-member St. Anne's Credit Union in FallRiver, Mass., has responded quickly to the crisis to its south.

Employees found a drop-off destination at Nissan World in nearbyDartmouth, Mass., and also found out Monday night that they had oneday to meet the truck's departure deadline of Wednesday at 3 p.m.for a trip to hard-hit Union Beach in New Jersey.

“Coordinators of this drive were in awe on Wednesday morningwhen they saw the outcome of donations – employees raised nearly$500, and there were nearly 50 bags and boxes full of much-neededitems,” said Kelly Baldwin, St. Anne's CU marketing coordinator.

They included winter items such as hats, gloves, scarves andjackets, along with household items, blankets, hygiene products,non-perishable food items, “even school supplies for the childrenthat lost it all,” Baldwin said.

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