But all in all northern Delaware was fairly unscathed in comparison to the hardest hit regions.
At our house, we were incredibly fortunate. We lost a 30+ foot tree when it fell in our pool.
The ground was so wet that the wind simply pushed it out of the ground.
My other friend Sarah, born and raised in Staten Island, New York watched her hometown be destroyed via photos on the internet.
“I see facebook posts of old friends talking about the destruction, the suffering and the loss. My heart is in pain from the devastation that Hurricane Sandy left behind.”
Sarah had made a donation to Red Cross donation, collected donation items and delivered them as well. But she felt compelled to do more.
“It’s getting so cold out and people have lost everything.
“I decided I could unite some people, maybe gather up 50 or so hats and bring them home to Staten Island. To the families that have lost EVERYTHING!!! A friend of a friend from Staten Island made me a flyer that I started sharing it a little on facebook late Monday night and Tuesday Morning.”
By Tuesday morning she had over 100 emails and Facebook message from people that wanted to help.
“From Canada, to Israel, to The Netherlands, Orlando, Wisconsin, Iowa, California, Nevada AND SO MANY more places I can’t list them all.”
And Sarah is looking for more. Are you a knitter? Do you Crochet? Together we can Spread the Warmth, One Hat at a Time…..
You can follow the collect progress and cheer on everyone on Facebook- Finnegan And The Hughes
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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About Sarah: I grew up in Staten Island, New York and my family moved to New Jersey when I was 18 years old. I say things like Pay-pa and waddaa sometimes and try to cover my thick accent! When I escaped working in New York City for a new life in Philadelphia I started dating my now husband Rob. We have two children, Derek is 4 and Hayley is 2. Finnegan is our 5 year old Australian Shepherd and really more like a third child than a dog. All of our children love to sleep in our bed!! I blog over at www.finneganandthehughes.com