What's the Nicest Thing Someone Did for You During the Storm?

If someone went out of their way for you before, after, or during the storm, tell us about them.

As Thanksgiving approaches next week, it's a good time to take notice of the kind things we do for one another. With Superstorm Sandy having just occurred a few weeks ago, we were thinking about all the ways that neighbors have been helping neighbors, both near and far.

There were heroes right here in Wantagh and Seaford.

Do you have a story to share about something kind someone did for you? For your family member? For your friend? You don't necessarily have to use names — though we encourage you to recognize that special person. They deserve it, right? Share your stories in the comments below.

gal November 21, 2012 at 02:09 PM
The RC volunteer pictured standing on the right, was nothing short of an angel in disguise. He took the time to talk with my friend & I, putting us at ease and trying to allay our concerns. Two other RC men, both from The South, as-well-as a woman from Michigan were remarkable. Biggest kuddos was to another volunteer, a lovely young local woman (from Seaford I believe) who helped us gather hot food for 17 elderly/disabled neighbors. I only regret that I did not get their names so they can get a big shout out. Should you be able to track them down, let them know that their kindness & compassion will never be forgotten. I will always remember The Red Cross in my charitable giving - they DO make a difference.
Chris Wendt November 21, 2012 at 05:24 PM
A young man came up to Dennis' coffee truck across the street from the Wantagh station and explained that he did not have any money but asked for a cup of coffee, promising to pay for it later. Dennis said "Sure" and handed the man a hot cup of coffee along with a $5 bill, saying, "Here you go, please buy yourself some lunch".
Susie Trenkle-Pokalsky November 21, 2012 at 05:57 PM
I was gutting my house in Seaford Harbor with my husband, a friend who drove all the way down from Albanys (with his 6&9 year old sons) and my sister and 11-year old nephew. It was a big job for two men, two women and three little boys. Out of nowhere, a group of five men (equipped with battery powered saws-alls and other appropriate equipment) show up at my house asking where they should start. They were from the Millersburg Assembly of God Church in PA. A member of their congregation grew up in my area and they came to Seaford to help those who needed it. They were sent in our direction my my neighbor across the street who did not need as much help. With their help we were able to complete the entire job in one afternoon! I have never known such kindness.
Kristine November 22, 2012 at 11:21 AM
My 70 year-old neighbors threw an extension cord over the fence to hook up my family's refrigerator to their generator. Called us just before we lost power, came to make sure it was working, and raced over the moment we got our power back so everything wouldn't spoil. Jack and Fran are survivors with big hearts. Whenever the news says to "check on your elderly neighbors," we laugh at the irony.


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