Michele Connolly waits in line for free gasoline distributed by the National Guard at the Armory on November 3, 2012 of Staten Island borough of New York City. With the death toll currently over 100 and millions of homes and businesses …
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FINDLAY, Ohio - An Ohio-based oil refiner is donating money and food to people recovering from Superstorm Sandy.
Findlay-based Marathon Petroleum Corp. plans to give $250,000 to the American Red Cross for disaster relief.
The company is also donating nearly 120,000 ready-to-eat meals to Feeding America so that they can be handed out to victims along the East Coast.
Marathon's senior vice president of human resources Rodney Nichols says the company hopes to provide some relief to those who are recovering from storm's damage.
The Red Cross said that by Friday it had raised $117 million in donations and pledges.
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Superstorm Sandy flooded or dropped snow on much of the eastern U.S. on Oct. 29, 2012, becoming the nation's second-most expensive weather disaster at $65 billion and killing at least 182 people after claiming dozens of other lives in the Caribbean.
A year after Superstorm Sandy flooded the eastern U.S. coastline, thousands of people still trying to fix their homes are being stymied by bureaucracy, insurance disputes and uncertainty over whether they can even afford to rebuild.