Since we lived in NYC for almost seven years, the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy is close to our hearts. While our friends who still live in the area fared well, many people did not. After showing the kids photos and video of the areas that were most affected by the storm, they decided to pool the “sharing” money they’ve saved over the past few months to send needed supplies to the Occupy Sandy team in Brooklyn. Whatever you may think of the effectiveness of their Occupy Wall street operation, there is no denying the amazing things this group is doing in the trenches of hurricane Sandy recovery.
With their $48 the kids settled on a few packs of face masks from the Occupy Sandy Amazon Registry. As instructed by the website, Princess immediately sent off an email to let the group know what had been ordered. You should have seen the smile on her face when she got this email from in return:
“WOW! We LOVE your support! You guys are amazing. Thank you so much for your donation! Face masks are so important – thank you guys for buying these for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. I hope all your friends from NYC are safe – take care and thanks again for helping out so many people in need!!!”
While “thank yous” are never expected, this one got the kids excited to do more. There may be a “Hot Cocoa for the Hurricane Victims” stand in works. Thank you “John H” for all you’re doing for the recovery effort and for taking the time to write that email.
You can find updates on the Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts and more ways to help HERE