Look for the Helpers

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” – Mr. Rogers

Rockaway, Breezy Point and Broad Channel could not make it through Sandy without the helpers. Some may remember organizations that maybe weren’t so helpful. The Red Cross’ response was underwhelming. But there were many, from all over the city and country, who did step up to help those who needed it in their most trying times. Whether it was helping remove moldy debris, donating warm meals or gift cards to replace lost items, directing people to useful resources, to even rebuilding homes, several organizations stepped up.

So thank you, in no particular order,…to:

Neighbors who helped neighbors

Team Rubicon

Friends of Rockaway

High school & College volunteers

Mormon Helping Hands

Tzu Chi Foundation

Mennonite Volunteers

United Sikhs

Doctors Without Borders

Operation Blessing

Operation Gut and Pump

Habitat for Humanity

Occupy Sandy

Margert Community Corporation

New York Cares

Rockaway Free Fleamarket

Survivors Silver Lining

Doctors of the World

Respond & Rebuild

The Graybeards

Rockaway WISH


NYC Food Trucks

Volunteer efforts at St. Francis de Sales & St. Camillus

Rockaway Emergency Plan Facebook page

There are many more we’re probably leaving out. We could never thank our helpers enough.

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