SILVER SPRING, Md. (CBSDC) – Students at a Catholic school in Silver Spring filled an over-sized van with basic needs items Friday and shipped it off to New Jersey for Superstorm Sandy relief.

The students of St. Andrew Apostle School — who had the day off — donated the basic requirements for everyday life to victims who are still suffering. They collected baby wipes, diapers, clothing and canned goods — boxed it all up, and put it in a van headed to St. Benedict Catholic Church in Holmdel, N.J.

The parish has become a donation hub for those affected by the storm, and the students accepted donations through Thursday — which was enough to stuff the van and an SUV.

Volunteers will help to distribute the donated goods when they arrive and also prepare food for 2,000 people.

CBS has teamed with the American Red Cross to help the victims of Sandy. To help, CLICK HERE.


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St. Andrew Apostle School hurricane relief drive. (Credit: WNEW reporter Kevin Rincon)


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