November 10, 2012

NYC in the Dark

New York City in the dark

It sort of feels like Thanksgiving came early to the New York/ Tristate area. Over the past 10 days since Hurricane Sandy I have been so very thankful for some of the simplest things – electricity, heat, water, food and a dry unscathed home. Thousands of people in our area were not as lucky as I was and are still without these basic necessities. I was able to get out and volunteer with New York Cares last Sunday putting together supplies for people in the Rockaways- one of my favorite NYC beaches and hardest hit areas. I was really struck by the other volunteers (even children and elderly) many of whom were victims themselves, who had such an amazing outlook on the whole situation. Over and over that day I spoke to people who said something like, "yes, (fill in the blank- my car was destroyed, my basement flooded, I still don't have power, etc.) but it could have been much worse." These positive outlooks and outpouring of helping hands have been truly inspiring. Well done NYC and keep up the good work!

To volunteer or dontate-
New York Cares-

Occupy Sandy-

American Red Cross-

Rockaway Beach Boardwalk before Sandy






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