We need some help down here. Our little section of Manhattan - affectionately known as Alphabet City - was completely flooded when the East River broke its banks during Hurricane Sandy. (See our awful photo)
This area has a lot of heart, and it's also got a lot of housing projects, lower income families and people who were struggling to make do before this storm.
I've been talking to neighbors and friends on our street, where most of the buildings took on 10 to 15 feet of water in the basements. Besides being weeks away from restoring running water, power and heat in a lot of them, the housing projects are in dire need of assistance.
One of the worst situations is in our building. Our wonderful Super Tony's entire basement apartment was destroyed when the river broke into the building. He's lost EVERYTHING. He had to go and buy clothes yesterday. It's heartbreaking. I went to visit him today to see what I could do, and the situation in his apartment brought us both to tears.
Please ... please, please help me help out my neighbors and friends down here. Anything helps. $2 would help if enough people give.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. If you know me, you know you can trust me to make sure anything you give goes to those who truly need it.
I love you all.
- Nancy McDonald
- Jen Boelts
- The Bartenders and Servers of Local Edition
- Elizabeth Hood
- Rhachel,Claire Hunter,& Lisa from Tradition
New York, NY