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Occupying Sandy: Hurricane relief effort relies on South Portland, Scarborough shoppers


Thanksgiving road trips and Black Friday shopping were a common tableau last week.

Add stunning scenes of devastation and a truckload of donated supplies, and you have the weekend experienced by several Portland and South Portland residents.

Dawn Eve York, Mike Anthony and William Hessian were in the cab of a 26-foot rental truck that left Scarborough Friday night, Nov. 23, destined for the Rockaways, on the Atlantic Ocean side of Queens, N.Y.

Inside the truck was donated food, water, clothing, and other supplies collected Friday afternoon outside stores in South Portland and ...