Here in Chappaqua, things are getting back to normal, lights are on, the heat works and many suburban yards have been neatly blown and groomed, with branches transformed into woodchips. But the long emergency that Frankenstorm Sandy caused is far from over in other parts of the NY/NJ area.
My survivor guilt grows with each photo I see of the NY and NJ coastline communities. We were incredibly lucky. A couple of weeks with no ConEd is nothing compared to what the folks are dealing with. I’m not a big strong girl who can clear debris or carry heavy loads, but one thing I can do is COOK!
I learned through my network of friends that a group is trying to put together a Thanksgiving dinner for folks who were displaced by the storm. The group, Rockaway Help is a collection of Rockaway natives working to organize resources and support the area’s recovery after Hurricane Sandy’s devastation in October 2012. Thousands of people have been displaced from their homes and most residents are without power.
So, as a result, I’m baking up some Turkey day food and bringing it on out to Rockaway in the morning. If you live near Chappaqua or Pleasantville and would like to donate anything, simply get it to me by Wednesday night or first thing Thursday morning. Simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Here's what the Rockaway folks need:
Food ( Sides, Turkey, Ham, Desserts, Salad etc)
Beverages ( REALLY in need of this)
Decor (Balloons, anything Thanksgiving/Fall themed)
Take-out containers ( For folks to take food to where they are staying in case we are unable to seat them)
Here’s the link for more information: