FITCHBURG (CBS) – Charley Valera owns FCA Flight Center in town and he used that connection to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Valera organized a clothing drive and then along with volunteers, flew the supplies to Long Island’s Republic Airport.

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Sixteen pilots showed up to bring the donations to those in need.

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It’s the spirit of giving that lets folks in the New York/New Jersey area that they are not being forgotten.

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Valera is organizing another trip this weekend. To help, check out the FCA Flight Center Facebook page.