A grassroots relief effort is underway at Airline High School in Bossier City to help the victims of Hurricane and Superstorm Sandy.

There's a TANGO Transport trailer parked in front of the school on Airline Drive, just south of I-220.  You can drop off your donations at the trailer every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.  The trailer will be there at least through Monday -- maybe Tuesday -- depending on how long it takes to fill it.

Victims of the savage storm that slammed the northeastern United States earlier this week need canned goods and non-perishable foods, personal hygiene items, batteries, diapers, wipes, formula, baby food, cleaning supplies, and cases of water and juices to name just a few things.  If you're going to be out shopping this weekend, why not pick up a few extra items and drop them off at the trailer?

There are other things you can do this weekend, too, to help the victims of Sandy.  From noon until midnight tomorrow (Saturday) there'll be a fund-raiser at the Dixie Corn Maze on Sentell Rd. in northern Caddo Parish.  Donations will be accepted there, too.  And, from noon until six Sunday, you can buy a big serving of jambalaya right next to the TANGO trailer for just $8 with the proceeds going to Sandy relief as well.