Last Friday, our office loaded up onto buses and we drove out to Breezy Point at the tip of the Rockaways in Queens. We were there to help clean-up some of the overwhelming destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Breezy Point is a NYC waterfront community that was hit especially hard by the storm. Over 100 of the neighborhood’s characteristic wood bungalow homes burned to the ground, and the local fire department is still working overtime to deal with massive flood damage.
We worked with teams of civilian volunteers and members of the Point Breeze Fire Department to pump-out water, clean basements, and clear residential damage.
Breezy Point still needs a lot more help. If you’re in New York City and would like to contribute to the Sandy relief effort this Thanksgiving season, please connect with the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department. They are actively looking for personnel to gut and pump houses, and to help run their database of homes that need to be repaired. Everyone is welcome.
You can volunteer in Breezy Point and see what supplies are currently most needed by contacting the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department.