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After the Storm, Volunteers Lead the Way

Creek of Fallen Leaves(Photo by Robert Barossi)

by Robert Barossi

It was exactly two years ago that Hurricane Sandy (or Superstorm Sandy) slammed into the east coast of the U.S. The storm brought destruction down on a number of areas, including New Jersey and the city of New York. Since the storm’s arrival on our shores, it has been volunteers who have often led the way as communities recovered and rebuilt. This story out of New Jersey describes how volunteers continue, two years later, to do just that. Some organizations in the area, like this one, are hosting service events to mark the anniversary of the devastating storm.  As this article details, it’s often volunteers who pick up the slack and do the work when government agencies are unable or unwilling to accomplish what needs to get done. As storms like Sandy become more frequent, and they likely will do just that, it’s going to be more and more important for community members and volunteers to come together and help each other get through a community crisis.