Soley Somma (left) of Wheaton, Md., a parishioner at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Silver Spring, Md., loads donations into a passenger van Nov. 9, 2012. These items, along with clothes, toiletries and baby products, will be taken to St. Benedict Church in Holmdel, N.J., for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Somma, a former Brooklyn resident, says that she was so moved by the devastation that she saw on the news that she told her husband she was going to take a van and drive to New York. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

Soley Somma (left) of Wheaton, Md., a parishioner at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Silver Spring, Md., loads donations into a passenger van Nov. 9, 2012. These items, along with clothes, toiletries and baby products, will be taken to St. Benedict Church in Holmdel, N.J., for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Somma, a former Brooklyn resident, says that she was so moved by the devastation that she saw on the news that she told her husband she was going to take a van and drive to New York. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)