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Rockaway is a war-zone

Rockaway is a war-zone
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I was lucky enough to get a tour of the devastation of the Rockaways from resident Josmar Trujillo who writes “Walking around the Rockaways today was a weird contrast seeing the ugliness of the disaster and the overwhelming rebuilding left to do; and the beauty of seeing people from Jersey, Westchester, Long Island and even Connecticut providing hot meals for my community. Met a 9/11 first responder who walks around with an oxygen tank to breathe who had organized a caravan of 30+ cars full of neighbors and friends who brought hot food and coffee for Rockaway. Never in my life have a felt such a mix of extreme emotions… that and the war-zone sight of it all is so fuckin’ surreal.”

I totally agree, and for someone that was out of town, and missed the worst of the devastation caused by Sandy, its hard to believe people when they say “things are a lot better now” and “you should have seen it right after the storm”. And by the way, we witnessed hundreds of people STILL relying on hot meals and food and clothing donations provided by the dozens of volunteers that came from all across the NY state area

-Jaisal Noor-

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