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Did you hear? Victoria's Secret saved the day for the National Guard (really!)

The National Guard came to the rescue of many victims of Hurricane Sandy during the past week, but they couldn't have done it without help from Victoria's Secret.

By Glamour Magazine Nov 5, 2012 4:10PM
by Amy Wicks, Glamour Magazine

Yes, you read that correctly!

When the hurricane hit the armory of the New York Army National Guard's 69th Infantry Regiment, leaving soldiers without power, Internet or hot water, the officers reached out to Victoria's Secret. The lingerie brand had already begun the setup for its annual fashion show (which will take place at the armory in New York City on Wednesday).

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According to Wired, via The Cut, the fashion show setup included eight generators, and producers turned the lights on early to help the National Guard. “We were dead in the water until Victoria’s Secret showed up,” Capt. Brendan Gendron, the Regiment’s operations officer, told Wired.

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Victoria's Secret provided not only heat and light to the National Guard. It also activated its T1 line, so with the help of a few routers, the soldiers were able to get back online.

Finally, Victoria's Secret provided use of its forklift to help load pallets of food into trucks from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that had been delivered to the armory so that it could be sent to shelters and distribution areas around the city

There have been countless examples of people coming together to help victims of Hurricane Sandy, but it's nice to see how quickly Victoria's Secret moved to make sure the National Guard was able to do its job.

Were you affected by Hurricane Sandy? Share your stories here.

Photo: Getty Images

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32Comments
Nov 6, 2012 12:32AM
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Your kidding right? They kicked 300 National guardsmen out so they can have their fashion show. They're sleeping 7-10 a room at various hotels in the area on the governments dime. Save the day my ****

 

Nov 6, 2012 12:12AM
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Good for Victoria's secret.    
Nov 5, 2012 11:31PM
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It is funny how this story has been spun.  On another web site, the story line is how Victoria's Secret is pushing the National Guard out of the armory and into hotels, where they will be sleeping five or six to a room.  All this for the sake of a fashion show.  Oh well, Bette Midler has a halloween party - people hungry and needing basic items a few miles away.  Victoria's Secret fashion show - people hungry and needing basic items a few miles away.  It is nice to see how liberals really care about the hungry and needy.  Let them eat cake.
Nov 5, 2012 11:12PM
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Our National Guard & Reserve Centers have been stripped of most of their war-fighting equipment by the Active Forces and sent to Crapistan!

 

This is another good reason why we need to have another, brand new President and keep building our military and resupplying it.

 

Most of our reserve centers have had even their vehicles removed and sent overseas.

 

Sempr Fi

Nov 5, 2012 11:08PM
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Seems as a P-4 Evolution regarding the CO of the armory not planning for such an incident and assuring the safety of his equipment.

 

P - Poor - Prior - Planning

 

Hopefully, within 48 hours we will have a new President or the US Military members will have to live up to their Oaths of Office to Uphold the Constitution Against ALL ENEMIES; Foreing and DOMESTIC!

 

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Nov 5, 2012 11:00PM
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Ask a Guardsman directly yourself and make you're own decsion and stop listening to all the media "twist" their comments. Go back and check news stories from earlier in the week.   Most of the info in this story was reported the day after Sandy hit and people were reporting facts instead of BS.
Nov 5, 2012 10:47PM
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