Desperation in the Rockaways

November 8, 2012

This just posted via “Occupy Judaism

A call for more help….be careful out there!

?”Residents of the Rockaways are dying a slow death. A Nor’easter is now pounding a peninsula ravaged by the worst hurricane this area has ever seen. Pieces of the Rockaway boardwalk sit three blocks away from the beach. The snow is piling up on buildings and homes filled with poor residents who are too scared to leave or do not have the resources to go. The army patrols the streets in Humvees, scaring the hell out of an already shellshocked population. Volunteers are huddled under 20 blankets, trying to get some sleep. The wind is harsher than you can imagine, the cold bitter. There is no heat, water, electricity–no help. This is virtually a tundra on top of a wasteland. PLEASE–I need canvassers tomorrow to check on the elderly and disabled, bring food and water and deliver medication to them. Get out here if you can. Call Nastaran at (914) 557-6408. Meet at Beach 100th and Rockaway Beach Blvd at 11am, St. Camillus Church.”
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