Category Archives: 9/11 Community Supports Sandy’s Victims

FDNY Launches Fire Safety Campaign in Areas Devastated by Sandy

CBS 2 NEW YORK (CBS New York/AP) – A first-of-its-kind fire-safety push in New York City focuses on homes in areas battered by Superstorm Sandy. The Fire Department announced the initiative Monday. FDNY representatives will visit homes in Sandy-damaged areas to assess fire safety and install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The program targets people […]

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Staten Island nonprofits collecting holiday toys for Sandy victims

Michael Sciaraffo, aka Santa Claus, gave toys to Logan Santiago Brooklyn for Christmas 2012. (Photo courtesy of Michael Sciarrafo)

By Tracey Porpora Staten Island Advance STATEN ISLAND — With many Hurricane Sandy victims still unable to return to their homes, and others still trying to get back on their feet financially, two organizations have teamed up to make sure children affected by the storm have happy holidays this year. The two groups — Where-To-Turn […]

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Along the Shore, rebuilding 9/11 memorials for memory’s sake

Mark Di Ionno, Star-Ledger  The lonely, distinct notes of Taps were absent from the UnionBeach 9/11 ceremony Wednesday morning. So was the 21-gun salute that once echoed over the Raritan Bay. Instead of the uniformed color guard, the solemn members of American Legion Post 321, which donated the black marble beachfront memorial, wore shorts and […]

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