Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mormon Helping Hands - Hurricane Sandy

Some people dream in black and white. Some dream in color. I dream in New York City.

Okay, maybe that was a bit much, but my point is this: I love New York City. In my other life, I live there. Lucky for me, I visited there twice this year. Maybe this is the reason so many of my dreams take place there. 

The images and reports from the New York metropolitan and surrounding areas following Hurricane Sandy have been absolutely devastating. And it's still going on now. Right now. People are trying to recover their belongings, start a new life, many while mourning the loss of loved ones. And they're doing it as winter begins. 

My friend Hailey asked me to share this video. I love the hopeful tone, the helpful tone. Work is being done. People are stepping up and helping however they can. The video is not only beautifully done, but I love seeing people living their religion (and, yes, I am a Mormon).



Mormon Helping Hands :: Hurricane Sandy :: Rockaways, NY from Joshua Brown on Vimeo.

For information on how to help, try nycservice.org. Or, if you know of other methods of helping, please make it known in the comments of this post.

3 comments:

Dalene said...

I'm a huge fan and supporter of the Red Cross and their efforts: https://www.redcross.org/donate/index.jsp?donateStep=2&itemId=prod10002

My friends who've been affected by Sandy in NYC and New Jersey have been keeping me updated on the recovery efforts there and also the help they've received.

One of the reasons I like to donate through the Red Cross is they make it SO easy! I generally text my donations: http://www.redcross.org/support/donating-fundraising/donations/text-messaging

(Did you know you can help prevent children from dying of measles via Red Cross donations?)

They are great at providing record of your donations for tax purposes at the end of the year, as well.

ellen said...

I live in Boston and I'm going Saturday to help out. That video is inspiring and heart wrenching both.

Carrot Jello said...

It's nice to see this. We only hear on the news "Someone help us!" and end up frustrated we can't fly out there and do something. At last, some good news.