This past weekend, Hope For The Warriors® staff and volunteers joined the BBQ Brethren from Long Island in Long Beach, NY. The goal was to feed first responders and families in need in the Long Beach area. The group estimates that they fed between 12,000 to 14,000 people this weekend! Thank you to all of the volunteers that joined us in these efforts.
Staff then went to Far Rockaway and Staten Island to help with relief efforts in these two devastated areas.
|Virginia group with FEMA workers.|
In addition to staff, the group that drove up from Stafford, VA joined our efforts in all of these areas. They had several trailers full of supplies and returned to Virginia empty. Mainstreet Grill and Bar continues to collect donations so if you are in the Stafford area, please consider donating.
With the hard work of these volunteers and the volunteers from the fire fighters in North Carolina, Hope For The Warriors® has been able to reach out to wounded service members and military families in these regions. The needs of our wounded are unique and most other organizations can not solve these issues as quickly. Thank you to all of these volunteers for making our work possible.
Finally, besides the work that Hope For The Warriors® is doing for the relief efforts, our own staff is personally volunteering their time and efforts. Jordyn, pictured above with friends, is from Connecticut but was living on Staten Island. After the hurricane, she raised funds in her hometown to purchase cleaning supplies. Then she and friends returned to Staten Island to do their part in the clean up work through her neighborhood.
Other staff members have driven many miles to provide help and support to military families in need and to friends who have supported our organization for so many years.
Thank you to all that have made these efforts possible.