Relay for Sandy relief draws runners, dollars to Peconic

Hurricane Sandy, Relief Efforts, Long Island, Mattituck
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Brianne Miller and Shannon Schmidt, both 12, came from Jamesport to run at the Sandy fundraiser Sunday.

JABS exercise studio in Mattituck held a relay race for Hurricane Sandy relief at Jean Cochran Park in Peconic on Sunday.

Organizers Jill Schroeder, Nicole Alloway and Cyndi Cichanowicz put the word out to friends via email, Facebook, and word of mouth and within a half hour of setting up at the park Sunday morning, they were flooded with donations.

Amy Bailey of Jamesport saw the notice on Facebook and immediately went into action, prompting her family to gather up food, clothing and toiletries.

“I was concerned about using the gas to get here, but I felt it was worth it,” said Amy.

Her 9-year-old son Quinnlan ran 3.5 miles around the track to help raise money.

See for photos from the event.