With help from fellow detailing industry professionals, former Jersey City police officer Harry Sandwith of Dirty Harrys Detailing in Rochelle Park, NJ will be refurbishing 11 damaged emergency vehicles and equipment from three of the four fire stations in the Union Beach, NJ community hit hard during Hurricane Sandy. The restoration project begins on Tuesday, January 22 and is expected to be completed by Friday, January 25.
Joining Dirty Harrys James Viola and Harry and Joseph Sandwith are active-duty Long Branch police officer Bob Wiener of Finer Details in West Long Branch, NJ; Darryl Kimmis of Mirror Image Detailing in Rowlett, TX; Michael Pena of Mobile Auto Detail in Houston; and Andrew Swenson of Wolfeboro Carwash and Detailing of New Hampshire all whom are donating their time and skill. In addition, cash and supply donations are pouring in from detailers and their vendors across the country.
According to Union Beach Fire Chief Rob LaBerta, "We have four fire stations and over 60 firefighters in Union Beach. Three of the four fire stations were completely flooded and they require reconstruction both inside and out. Furthermore, of the 6,800 Union Beach residents, over 3,300 were displaced as a result of the storm, and many of them still have not found permanent housing."