GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- The Clay County Sheriff's Office will donate two police vehicles to the Union Beach Police Department in New Jersey which lost the majority of their patrol cars in super storm Sandy.
Union Beach, New jersey was one of the hardest hit communities in the path of super storm Sandy.
More than 1,000 homes were destroyed during the storm. While many police cars were inundated while trying to aid residents in their small bay side town. As a result, they lost around 14 patrol cars in their fleet.
But hope is coming from outside, from as far away as Clay County.
"They were looking for options that they could use to populate or repopulate their fleet of police vehicles that's how they came around to Clay County," said Chief Lorin Mock, Clay County Fire Rescue.
Almost three months after the storm, Union Beach is still waiting to receive funding from FEMA.
In the meantime the Clay County Sheriff's Office will donate two of its SUVs.
According to Chief Mock, if there is any state that knows what New Jersey is going through right now it's Florida.
"In that '04 season it seemed like we had a storm every week or two, I think you can have a great appreciation for those who came in to assist during that time," said Chief Mock.
Officials from the Union Beach Police Department are expected to travel to Clay County to start the process of title transfers in the coming days.
The City of Union Beach has set up a disaster relief fund. If you'd like to make a monetary donation make your check payable to Union Beach Disaster Relief Fund and mail to 650 Poole Avenue, Union Beach, NJ 07735.