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

Selfless brigade of unsung heroes: A spotlight on the borough’s tradition of volunteerism

By Tracey Porpora Staten Island Advance You’ll find them manning soup kitchens in the basement of churches on their day off from work, rebuilding homes devastated by Hurricane Sandy after clocking an eight-hour day in the office, filing paperwork for not-for-profits after they drop their kids off at school, or staffing a hospital gift shop […]

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Gerritsen Beach is poster child for lingering impact of high water

By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle A South Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood is battling a health menace Superstorm Sandy left behind: Mold. As summer approaches, non-profits are redoubling their efforts to clean up the foul fungus lurking in hundreds of homes in Gerritsen Beach, a peninsula where a 10-foot storm surge during the Oct. 29 hurricane […]

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Giants lineman delivers books to Staten Island schools hit by Sandy

Jordan Mooney , PS 38 5th grader receives her bag of school supplies from Justin Tuck. Justin Tuck, Giants football player visits Siller Foundation Relief Center and donates books and school supplies along side United Way and MTV. (Staten Island Advance/Jan Somma-Hammel)

By Tracey Porpora Staten Island Advance Children from Midland Beach’s PS 38 and Egbert Intermediate schools — populations hit hard by Hurricane Sandy — were treated to free books and school supplies yesterday compliments of Giants lineman Justin Tuck, who crusades against illiteracy. The two-time Super Bowl champion teamed with MTV, Scholastic Books, United Way […]

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