Hello to my followers, my WordPress people and anyone else that can see this little blog post. Thankfully, I have power, heat and safety. None of my friends or family were hurt in the destruction that was Sandy and I am grateful for that fact. Some of my relatives still have no power, but we are safe.
I was originally going to make a long blog posting about things I had watched the day after I posted my previous entry but after everything that has happened it just doesn’t feel right. So instead, I want to take the time to thank the people who have helped the state of New Jersey on my humble little blog in hopes that a few of them might stumble onto it.
Thank you for everyone who works tirelessly helping people in need. Thank you to FEMA for your support and your speed. Thank you President Obama for realizing what a big and real issue Sandy was, and for cutting the red tape so my state would not only be as prepared as possible, but also that in the aftermath we would not have to fend for ourselves. Thank you to the people who came from out-of-state to help us in our time of need and for the runners who came to NY for the marathon and instead of being upset about the cancellation, turned around and gave their water, hotels, and then also volunteered to help an area absolutely battered by the storm. Thank you nurses, doctors, fire fighters, police officers, cleaning crews, union workers, everyone who is working overtime and in some cases working for free. And thank you Mayor Cory Booker, who shows that politics is not something you sign up for and then sit in a chair, you get your hands dirty as well. Mayor Booker has not only given up his home, helped deliver food, personally checked on many families, brought blankets and food to people in need, charged phones from his car for citizens, and countless other things. He continues to do this today, going on about 4 to 5 hours sleep. If anyone has put love thy neighbor into action, it is him. Thank you everyone and anyone I might have missed for your help, we love you all.
I know that this is a difficult time, but if you can give anything please do. The Tri-State area needs your help badly, but especially Newark. Newark is very close to where I live. Not only does my Mother work there, I constantly go there for shows and for their wonderful restaurants. It was also a hangout when I was going to college. I was just recently there for the Breast Cancer Awareness walk they hold yearly. These are a giving people but now they need assistance. If you can volunteer please call 973-733-4311. If you cannot volunteer, you can always donate to the Red Cross either by website, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.00 to the relief efforts all over the US, not just in Newark. Thank you all, and God bless.