North Andover has stepped up to the plate to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. And the families of Sargent Elementary School chipped in their efforts as well.
The school recently teamed up with local UPS store owner Mike Baumert and Rocky's Ace Hardware to get Sandy victims things they needed.
Staten Island, N.Y., native and North Andover resident Erica Guagenti, who has a child who attends Sargent, contacted authorities to determine what supplies were needed and where. Then, the students brought in the requested items, such as toiletries and cleaning products. And on Nov. 30, two Girl Scout Troops and several of Sargent's students boxed and loaded 12 large boxes with the donated items.
Baumert matched the Sargent PTO, dollar-for-dollar, in shipping each 40-lb. box to Staten Island, and Rocky's Ace Hardware provided the boxes used for shipping.
The items were delivered to Rev. John Carlo at the Christian Pentecostal Church in Staten Island and will be distributed through various groups in that area.