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Thread: Sandy's Aftermath

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    Super Member May in Jersey's Avatar
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    Sandy's Aftermath

    Received a PM from Dotty in NYC asking me how we were as we live in NJ. Didn't realize I hadn't posted here but things have been a bit crazy since Sandy swept by.

    We're OK and so are our family who live in Jersey, we all had minor damage to our homes, trees, phones and power was out for a weekor so. Without power freezer foods defrosted and had to be thrown away. National Guard was giving out big bags of ice so we were able to keep a few items fresh in coolers. We live more inland but towns across the highway are close to the bay and they were hit pretty badly with homes completely gone or flooded. Local police, volunteer firemen & utility companys as well as community groups were first responders and then big agencys like Red Cross and National Guard arrived. We've been donating stuff to RAINE, a local community group that has set up in a large empty store to distribute food, clothes, etc. and they will continue doing that even after the big guys are gone. Trailer trucks of supplies from all over the country have been arriving daily. So many people reaching out helping.

    Really haven't seen the distruction because access to those towns is blocked by the Guard. Scene on our side of the highway and beyond is back to normal, stores open, gas available schools open and most people back to work. I have friends who work at a local church's Food Pantry and I'm making a few large quilts that will be needed when homeless Sandy victims are given more permanent lodgings. Hope all in Sandy's path made out as well as we did, May in Jersey
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    so glad to hear you are okay. sorry about all the freezer food. i felt so helpless when this happened. and keep thinking one 65 yr old lady couldn't make any difference. and couldn't afford to hire a truck to deliver stuff, if i collected it. have you seen the kids in the yellow safety vest--helping hands (morman youth groups?)
    still thinking what i can do. god bless you and yours.

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    sewNso, I'm in my 70's and like you no able to do Big things to help out so I'm making quilts - that's what quilters do. Mine will be going to local church's food pantry that will be helping Sandy's victims now and as long as they need it. May in Jersey

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    have you seen the volunteers in the yellow vests yet? HELPING HANDS i donated to them today. evidently a church has sent in bus loads of the young people who volunteer for a year at a time. I saw on the news, where they as a group go right in and clean out whole houses for the owners. then go back and sleep in church's. LDS.org then you find the helping hands section and donate just for them.
    glad you are okay.

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    so happy for you and your family that you are safe. that must of been aweful.

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