We are committed to helping our neighbors.
Our Sandy relief group on Facebook -- East End Cares -- has grown from a handful of members to over 3,300. We have members working on the ground – all day, every day. We have gone by the busload with supplies bursting from the storage bays and with a desire to show up and help bursting from our hearts. Our volunteers have mobilized themselves in small groups helping to clean up, and delivering thousands of meals in tandem with our local restaurants. We have had medical teams go in and work with the Visiting Nurse Service, checking on the most vulnerable and offering care. We have posted and chatted, we have shared tears, and we have made new bonds born of our common desire to do good.
We have also collected funds and made sure that they all go directly to those in need. We have kept up with the critical supply requests and sent those supplies straight where they need to be.
The storm may be over, but we know this recovery is a marathon not a sprint. There are still so many living without heat, with mold infestation, with nowhere to go, and with most everything destroyed. We are in it for the long run.
These t-shirts will help us raise more funds to keep material support going -- and they will give our volunteers a great way to express our dedication as a community to our neighbors to the west and south. From our seashore to theirs, the East End really does care.