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    Posted November 11, 2012 by
    RVCFOTO
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    Brooklkyn, New York
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    'Superstorm' Sandy: Your stories

    RVCFOTO and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Sandy's damage across the East Coast
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    Occupy Sandy-Coney Island

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     RVCFOTO photographed the devastation that has taken place in the Coney Island community. She decided to document this area because there has not been a lot of coverage on the area in the media. She says power is slowly coming back to the neighborhood but there is still a ton more that needs to be done in order to restore the neighborhood to its former self. She says volunteers have donated food, blankets and clothing for those in the area. She says the only complaint that residents have is that they feel 'they have been forgotten'. She says the community is still in need of food and clothing.
    - Jamescia, CNN iReport producer

    It has been two weeks since hurricane Sandy hit NYC but there are still a lot of areas who still have no electricity. Brooklyn’s Coney Island residents feel that they have been forgotten and that their area is not getting enough media coverage. Nurses and doctors have volunteered their times to help those with medical problems. They are working from a freight container with minimal supplies. All of the supplies are dropped at the Coney Island Gospel Assembly church and from there distributed to the community.

     

    Members and organizers of Occupy Sandy have come out to deliver hot meals, medicine and blankets.

    On our way to deliver water and food to residents in one of the housing project, we came upon a mother and daughter originally from the Ukraine The mother is 104 yrs old and her daughter 82yrs old. The daughter described how scared she was when she saw a huge wave that was about two to three stories high came crashing on the broad walk and pulled it back to sea. She was not sure what she should do especially that her mother needs a wheel chair. They decided to stay and they are fine. We also met this 14 yr old boy Odyssey who came to the church to find some food for himself, his brothers and his mother. They still did not have electricy.

     

    There is still much work to be done but with the help of great volunteers who donate their times and efforts to help the city will recover.

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