Volunteering and Good Deeds
In the days immediately after superstorm Sandy hit New York, I was sent to Staten Island on behalf of UJA-Federation to get a sense of community need. The person that the JCC of Staten Island designated to drive me around – because of his knowledge of and volunteer work in the local communities that were hit – is now my husband. We were brought together at a time of desperation and perseverance. And we are grateful that the Jewish community was there for the residents of Staten Island.