Helping After Sandy

November 5th, 2012

Category: News

Having grown up on the Jersey Shore, it was tough to watch CNN and see the twisted, semi-submerged, remains of the roller coaster I used to ride in my summers in Seaside Heights.

This weekend, my mom, in her eighties, was sharing a cup of coffee with us, unable to return to her home in Red Bank after a week of no power or heat.  When we opened The New York Times on Sunday, there was a front-page photograph of cars up to their windshields in sand on Long Beach Island, NY, two blocks from her sister’s house; another place filled with memories of fishing trips and body surfing.

The devastation is hard to comprehend.

I realize many of you have likely already found a way to help if you could, and I found these links to organizations to be helpful. If some of you want to give specifically to schools in affected areas, you can visit Donors Choose.




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Author:
Paul Herdman

pherdman@rodelde.org

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