|How to Help Out After Hurricane Sandy||| Print ||
|Written by Larry Aiello|
|Sunday, 04 November 2012 12:22|
Devastating Damage from Hurricane Sandy - How to Help
The destruction of last week's hurricane that ravaged through southern New Jersey will take a lot of effort to rebuild. Houses and businesses were flooded and many are still without power. The picture of the flooding below is of a local business located in Brooklyn. I believe they finally did the right thing in cancelling the New York City Marathon that was scheduled for this weekend. I know the mayor wanted to show his resilience by continuing the marathon, but in this instance he did the right thing to cancel. The marathon after 9/11 was a different story, in that there was a lot of anger geared towards the terrorists, and the marathon was a way of saying that you are not going to hinder the freedom that we enjoy. In this case, there are still many people suffering from the effects of the storm, and to hold a marathon that would shift resources towards the race would have been foolish.
How can you help out?
There is an organization called Italian American Relief, and currently they are focusing on helping those whose lives and homes were disrupted by Sandy. Last year they collected over $200K to help the earthquake victims of Emilia-Romagna, the northern Italian region where Bologna is located.
Below is the link, if you can help out in any way, they would be much appreciated, and the folks of New Jersey and New York would be appreciative as well.