Reaching Out After Sandy

By Tara Brooke | Inspiration

Nov 11

Homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in Seaside Heights, N.J. Photo By: Mike Groll, AP

Hurricane Sandy rampaged through parts of the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States the previous week that led to severe casualties in many areas especially New York City. This in turn led to many schools getting shutdown for long periods.

With that amount of damage, schools all over New York will most likely have a shortage in school supplies and books. Moreover, there are also other needs of students that have to be addressed to aid them in leading normal life sooner.

Saint Rose High School in Belmar damaged by flood. Photo By: Mel Evans, AP

As parents, the events that happened the previous week presents a great opportunity to teach our kids the value of compassion towards others. Tell them what really happened—what is Hurricane Sandy, how greatly devastated several areas have been after it hit as many as 24 states, and show them how they can help the victims of the storm. If you are planning on donating goods to those struck by the crisis, you can get your kids involved too. Let them help pack up items that other people would need.

There are several channels to get your donations to reach New York. I’ve gathered some of them and I would like to share them with you:

  1. Convoy of Hope
  2. Salvation Army-Greater New York Division
  3. NYC Service
  4. Food Bank for New York City
  5. New York Red Cross

God Bless,


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