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A LONG ROAD BACK: Queens Pours Out Heart To Help Storm Victims



Whether they traveled a few miles or more than a thousand miles, local civic groups, religious organizations and elected officials lent their helping hands to the victims of Hurricane Sandy in Howard Beach, Broad Channel and the Rockaways over the last week. Teams of volunteers brought trucks of food and good, accepted and assorted items donated by residents and even served meals to those trying to rebuild their lives following the devastating storm that hit the city on Oct. 29. Among the volunteers who participated in the effort were members of Christ Tabernacle Church in Glendale, which brought food and other supplies to victims in southern Queens (photo 1), the Southern Baptist Church, which is offering hot meals to storm victims in the parking lot of Resorts World New York Casino at Aqueduct Racetrack until further notice (photo 2); the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, which sent truck and car loads of items to the needy (photo 3); volunteers and staffers for Assemblyman Mike Miller, who has been collecting donations at his Woodhaven office (photo 4); American Legion Post 1404, which brought goods to members of the Baptist Church of Followers of Christ (shown in photo 5) and City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley and scores of young volunteers, who operated a massive donation drive at The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale. 
(photos 1, 2, 4 and 5: Nicholas Biondo) Whether they traveled a few miles or more than a thousand miles, local civic groups, religious organizations and elected officials lent their helping hands to the victims of Hurricane Sandy in Howard Beach, Broad Channel and the Rockaways over the last week. Teams of volunteers brought trucks of food and good, accepted and assorted items donated by residents and even served meals to those trying to rebuild their lives following the devastating storm that hit the city on Oct. 29. Among the volunteers who participated in the effort were members of Christ Tabernacle Church in Glendale, which brought food and other supplies to victims in southern Queens (photo 1), the Southern Baptist Church, which is offering hot meals to storm victims in the parking lot of Resorts World New York Casino at Aqueduct Racetrack until further notice (photo 2); the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, which sent truck and car loads of items to the needy (photo 3); volunteers and staffers for Assemblyman Mike Miller, who has been collecting donations at his Woodhaven office (photo 4); American Legion Post 1404, which brought goods to members of the Baptist Church of Followers of Christ (shown in photo 5) and City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley and scores of young volunteers, who operated a massive donation drive at The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale. (photos 1, 2, 4 and 5: Nicholas Biondo)