It is really unbelievable what hurricane Sandy has done to communities on the East Coast. Long Beach, NY was among many of the communities that have been destroyed by flooding and storm surges. Looking at the pictures of what Long Beach looks like today breaks my heart. Growing up on Long Island, I spent a lot of time on the beach in Long Beach and it is heart breaking to see it destroyed. For those who lived there it must be a horrible feeling to see the destruction that has occurred.
Looking at pictures, reading articles, and looking through the facebook status messages from people affected by the storm made me want to do something to help. It’s hard to see such horror and not be able to volunteer to help or bring things to those who need them since I am far away. I wanted to find a way to help families in need directly instead of donating to a large organization because I will never know what happened to the money I helped to raise. In searching for something to do to help I found GoFundMe.com which allows you to raise money for people who need it so that the family in need will get all of the money (minus some small processing fees).
This is one of the families I want to help…
Erica and Chris Milone left their home in Long Beach, NY along with their dog Sasha, when they heard of the mandatory evacuation due to hurricane Sandy’s path. After the storm they returned to find their one story home destroyed by 2-3 feet of flood water from the ocean. Everything they owned has been destroyed.
They are now working to rebuild so they can have a place to call home when they welcome their first child into the world in February 2013.
All the contents of their home were put out on the curb and they now have to start from scratch. This is a way to help a growing family rebuild their home. Please take a moment to donate to this family even if it is only a few dollars every little bit helps.
To help the Milone’s click on the link below to visit their profile on GoFundMe.com