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Long Beach Hurricane Relief

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To all friends and soon-to-be friends--

Hurricane Sandy has affected all of us in more ways than we could have ever imagined. Some of us lost power, some of us lost our homes, some of us even lost family members. There are no words to describe the devastation that has been brought to our communities, so we need to band together and help each other out as much as we can!!!!

Today (1st November, 2012) a few Hofstra students went to Long Beach, NY to bring relief to some family friends affected by Sandy. We went nearly empty handed- brought some necessities to drop off thinking we would return back home straight away. The disaster awaiting us was eye opening.

Homes were drowned in water as high as me (I'm pretty short, but it's still crazy!!!!) People lost all of their furniture, clothes, photos, treasured items... it was heart breaking! We saw a few homes burned to the ground, and lost faces all around as they were abandoning their home sweet homes...

We are looking to raise money to help out local families that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. We are going to buy supplies to clean homes out, necessities for families, and donate money to help people restore their homes. Please donate as much as you can. One dollar can go a long way!

Currently, this money will be used for some of our family friends and their friends as we lend helping hands around the town. We hope to raise enough to help other families in the area too. We will keep everyone updated on where the money is going so please don't worry about a thing. We thank you so much for any help and for anything you can give!

For more information to get to know the relief effort please visit:

If you are willing to provide manual labor please contact me (Philippia Athanasiou) at:

We're using this money to purchase the following necessities for families in need:
Industrial strength black garbage bags, heavy duty rubber gloves, water, food (canned goods, pasta, bread & sandwich materials, snacks for kids), Flashlights and batteries (AA, AAA, D), generators, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo etc.), new underwear (all sizes, kids, adults), all sizes socks in packaging, paper goods (for shelters to distribute food), baby items (diapers, wipes), toys/activities for kids, gas and gas cans, etc.

And let's not forget that things are just things and we are all in it for the bigger picture:

1 Peter 1:3-6
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade--kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.

Much much love and many many thanks,



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