JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- The Jersey Shore has a special place in Skot Wilson's heart. When he saw the condition that Superstorm Sandy left the shore in, he knew he had to act and fast.
"This is where I grew up. This is where my mom still lives. And I have a duty and an obligation," he said.
We asked Wilson how he planned on fulfilling that obligation...and he showed us. About a week ago, he started collecting big ticket items like washers, dryers and mattresses.
The problem is, he didn't have anything to put that stuff in, until YRC Freight and W.W. Gay got involved. Together, the two companies offered up a trailer for storage and a truck to go pick up donations.
"The sustained long-term effort, the long haul is what I'm focused on. Seems like a lot of good people are recognizing that or stepping up to that challenge," he continued.
Once the trailer is full, it will be driven north to assist people still in need. Wilson says the area has a long way to go and has suffered a lot of damage but together will recover.
"This is what we should do because we all have the last name of American," he said.
Donations are accepted at the Astoria Hotel in Orange Park by appointment only. If you'd like to drop off a household item, e-mail Skot Wilson at email@example.com