FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA) -- Captain Laura Kenyon is head of the Criminal Investigation Division of the City of Fairfax Police Department. During more than 20 years as a police officer, she has, unfortunately, witnessed all types of tragedies. But it appears that none of those tragedies prepared her for the video she saw on television last week of the almost unimaginable damage along the highly populated coastlines of New York and New Jersey.
"I cried and I came into work on Friday and I thought about what I could do to help," Captain Kenyon said.
Inspired by the heartbreaking images of the pain inflicted by Super Storm Sandy, Captain Kenyon moved quickly into action, organizing a food, clothing, and supply drive that began on Sunday at the City of Fairfax Police Department, where people stopped by all day long in a show of generosity that Captain Kenyon says has truly reaffirmed her faith in humanity.
"It has been heart-warming, amazing. People are good," said Captain Kenyon.
The food and clothing drive continues at the City of Fairfax Police Department all day Monday and Tuesday. Everything that's collected is then expected to be driven up to the New York-area early Wednesday morning by Captain Kenyon and a few other Fairfax police officers in vehicles donated by a local car dealer.