Saturday, November 3, 2012

Saturday Snapshot: November 3, 2012

Alyce of At Home With Books hosts Saturday Snapshot where participants share a photo they have taken (please don't post photos you find online). Stop by her blog and see what others have posted!
If you follow me on Twitter (@booksnyc) you will likely have noticed a plethora of #Sandy tweets - it has been a tough week here in NYC in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. I am very fortunate in that I only lost power briefly (hence all the tweeting) but it is overwhelming to see the dire circumstances others have been left in by the storm. I was excited to see that 2 locations in Manhattan were collecting donations of goods for devastated Breezy Point. and I was happy to pull together a bag of warm clothes and some toiletries to donate. It's not much but it feels good to do something.  Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.

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  1. I'm sure what you donated will be of great help to someone. Our grocery store is collecting Red Cross donations for victims of Sandy - it's easy too, because they'll just add it on to your bill.

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    1. That's great Kathy - the Red Cross does so much good work during crises like this.

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  2. Very nice that you were able to donate some things to help!

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    1. It felt good to do something, Alyce.

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  3. Every time tragedy like Sandy, Katrina etc strikes, I count my blessings and thing it could be any one of us the next time. Your kindness will be rewarded I am sure Colleen.

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    1. Thanks Diane - yes, the thought "there but for the Grace of God goes me" has gone through my mind often this week.

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  4. I knew what this photo was right away- where is the second location on the UES? I know about Molly Pitcher's.

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    1. Apparently Molly Pitchers and Saloon on York are both at capacity for collections right now. I heard that Our Lady of Good Counsel on 90th between 2nd and 3rd is accepting donations tonight from 7:30-9:30 to be distributed by Catholic Charities. My building is also collecting in the lobby for the Rockaways. I will let you know what else I hear about.

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  5. I'm from the MS Gulf Coast area and feel so deeply for all of you and what so many have had to deal with. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you continue to regroup.

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  6. So great that you are able to help. Now that my daughter has power, she has gathered supplies and is volunteering with a group on Staten Island tomorrow. In many ways, times like this bring out the best in people.

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  7. I'm so sad for all the people who have lost so much. Bless you for helping them out, Colleen!

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  8. I'm so glad you are doing ok and have not had too much devastation. The reports I hear and see are so awful and make me thankful for what I have. Bless you for reaching out.

    On the radio the director of Covenant House (a shelter for homeless teens serving New York and New Jersey) was sharing some of the amazing stories of survival. As I work with abused children that just felt like a good fit for me to help at this time. It's wonderful to know there's organizations like Red Cross, Covenant House, Etc. out there in times of need. Stay safe.

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  9. I wondered at your photos, until I read your words. How wonderful that you were able to help, I'm sure everything helps and is needed. We've seen many images even down here in Australia, so much devastation.

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  10. What a great way to help! Every little bit counts. I can't even imagine what they're going through in Breezy Point right now.

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  11. This will sound so strange but I have to tell you anyway ;) When I saw the 2nd picture I thought you were trying to make a cookie monster out of the bag..see how the rolls of toilet paper look like eyes? Oh my word, I need more coffee!!!

    In all seriousness, good for you for donating much needed items! My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected.

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  12. I'm glad you found a way to help effectively and quickly.

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  13. That's nice of you to donate items! We just got our power back last night. It's been a tough week, but we are lucky.

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  14. I saw photos of Breezy Point ... it looks totally destroyed. You are good to help out.

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