SANDY, SAD GOES, NY STAYS!- By Fantasia

“No matter how bad the storm is, we will be there, together. No matter how bad the storm is, we recover, together. We are all in this together. We rise or fall as one nation and as one people.”
— Barack Obama

As New York City began its recovery from Hurricane Sandy, New Yorkers, Commuters, Tourist, Elite professionals, Televised TV Shows and others came together to support and give help to those who were and still at need. Take a look below to see some of the people who came together last Friday to help New York get back on their street!

Stars perform to help Hurricane Sandy victims

New Jersey natives Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi joined Sting, Christina Aguilera and other music stars on last Friday in a televised benefit concert to raise funds for victims of Sandy.

Seasame Street aired a very special episode for all of those people going through the devastating disaster of Sandy. The concept of the show was based on a hurricane that has swept through Sesame Street and everyone working together to clean up the neighborhood. When Big Bird checks on his home, he is heartbroken to find that the storm has destroyed his nest. Big Bird’s friends and neighbors gather to show their support and let him know they can fix his home, but it will take time. While everyone on Sesame Street spends the next few days cleaning up and making repairs, Big Bird still has moments where he is sad, angry, and confused. His friends help him cope with his emotions by talking about what happened, drawing pictures together, and giving him lots of hugs. They also comfort Big Bird by offering him temporary places he can eat, sleep, and play. Big Bird remembers all the good times he had at his nest and realizes that once it is rebuilt, there are more good times and memories to come. Finally the day has come where most of the repairs to Big Bird’s home are done and his nest is complete. As he is about to try it out, though, the city nest inspector says it not safe, yet, because the mud isn’t dry. Big Bird is sad that he has to wait another day, but Snuffy comes to the rescue and blows the nest dry and he passes the test! Big Bird thanks everyone for being his friend and helping to rebuild his nest and his home.

Through this hard time. lets all stick together, rebuild New York City and help those at need!

If you are looking for ways to donate and help, these are excellent resource-rich lists and links full of ways to help out including: volunteering, serving food, assisting with cleanup, donating blood, and sorting through donations:

Hurricane Sandy resources: How you can volunteer and donate

NY Cares – Hurricane Sandy Response Volunteer Projects

How To Help – Sandy Recovery

List of New York City shelters

NYC Food Trucks donating their food and time to devastated communities

and you can also donate directly to the Red Cross here:

Red Cross Disaster Relief

STAY SAFE, SUPPORT AND DONATE!

-Fantasia

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