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Victoria’s Secret Gave the New York National Guard Some Angelic Assistance After Sandy

Fashion show producers provided power for guard’s armory building in Manhattan.

Photo Courtesy of Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret provided some angelic presence during Hurricane Sandy’s reign over New York City last week. According to Wired.com, the lingerie company was able to give the New York National Guard’s 69th Infantry Regiment a helping hand after the storm left the regiment without power, Internet or hot water on Monday evening.
 
Producers of the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which will be held at the historic Lexington Avenue Armory, had just brought in eight massive 500 kilowatt generators to prepare for annual production. By switching the building’s connection from the local utility to the generators, the producers were able to provide the whole building with power by Tuesday night. The VS crew also lent a forklift to assist with distributing emergency provisions to relief agencies.

“We were dead in the water until Victoria’s Secret showed up,” the Regiment’s operations officer, Capt. Brendan Gendron, told Wired.com.
 
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air on December 4 and will feature performances by Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars. —Portia Baladad

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