The New Revolution: The Grassroots Efforts of Hurricane Sandy Relief

Sandy’s destruction in the Rockaways. (Photo via Danger Dame)

by Veronica Varlow via Danger Dame

I don’t even know where to begin.

But I know this needs to be written.

This is what I learned this week:  We are at the helm of our world community thriving or dying.  Know this.

Down at Beach 23 and Seagirt Blvd in the Rockaways, the five of us, jammed in a 1990 Mazda 323, on top of 2 generators and a pump to empty basements of water,  pulled up to a parking lot.

Sixty people came running to our car, surrounding it. “Do you have blankets? Please, we’re freezing!”

We had two left to give.

Read the rest of this great account of grassroots relief here.

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