Dean said he will drive to Sharon Springs this morning to fill his Chevrolet Yukon with donations collected by Leila Durkin of Village Hall Gallery, then follow Palmer to Oneonta and Franklin were more supplies will be picked up. He said he will rendezvous with his daughter, Janice Dean, a state assistant attorney general, at St. Francis de Sales Church, in Rockaway to help coordinate the delivery of the donations to those in need of them.
James Dean noted that many of the volunteers come out of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has morphed into “Occupy Sandy.”
“They can move supplies very rapidly to where they are needed,” he said of the volunteers. “In many ways, they are better organized than the lead relief agencies. All of these young people have been beat up by the economy. But instead of being bitter, they are out there helping out.”
JOE MAHONEY is a staff writer for The Daily Star. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org