Volunteering in Sheepshead Bay – SANDY


About six months ago today, i was invited to volunteer out in Sheepshead Bay right after Superstorm Sandy hit. About one hundred parishioners from Brooklyn Tabernacle went out there to help feed and give supplies to families that were left stranded with no electricity and mostly every structure out there near Emmons Avenue was left totally destroyed. Heres some pics of the places i visited that day.

“Help” written on The Jumping Bean Restaurants sandwich board.

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Mercy Chefs were the driving force behind this effort.

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Getting Supplies off one of the trucks.

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And, right after we got on the trail to distribute food, this was the first house we entered.

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Roofs and complete sides of homes were completely blown off.

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Complete devastation

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Inside 3030 Emmons Avenue. This building was hit HARD. and there are several videos on Youtube that document the violent storm surge and water damage as it happened at this location. Our 4 person team fed everyone in that building. it was so dark and cold going up and down those floors but outside it was such a warm November day.

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These guys, Hulk Rigging and Towing,  were hired to get the boats back in the water, where they belong!

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::side note- what do all those cars have in common?::

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They were deemed salvage. Just terrible.

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A little hurricane humor at the corner of Batchelder and Emmons : )

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We ventured out to the bay.

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The last personal possession.

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This was perhaps the most incredible amount of damage to a house, that I’ve seen in my life.

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Us, minus one. see full pics from this set by clicking here

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