Hurricane Sandy – by Margaret Hart
Like many who live in the northeast, my family and I were affected by Hurricane Sandy. We lost power for six days, and the high winds tore tiles off our roof. Thankfully, we are all fine, and the roof can be easily repaired.
Sadly, many are still without power and too many families have lost everything. Their homes and all their possessions. So many families in the northeast lost precious items that cannot be replaced. My heart goes out to them.
My son is almost eight years old, and old enough to understand this devastation. He has talked about how sad he is for kids who lost their homes. Together we have talked about what we might do to help those in our own backyard who need clothing, food, and basic necessities.
His birthday is coming up and when I asked him what he wanted, he said, “Mom, I have everything I need. Why don’t we give my gifts to the kids who lost toys in the Hurricane?” So that’s what we are going to do. Along with his birthday invitation, his friends will receive a note asking for donations in lieu of gifts, and suggestions for charities that are assisting families displaced by Hurricane Sandy.
I couldn’t be more proud to be his mom!