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    Posted November 19, 2012 by
    Staten Island, New York
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    'Superstorm' Sandy: Your stories

    Sunsetlady and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Sandy's damage across the East Coast
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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Sunsetlady says the devastation she has witnessed in Staten Island has been absolutely heartbreaking.

    ‘In the Philippines where I was from, we also have had this kind of devastation from really bad storms,' Sunsetlady says. 'I could relate with the people that were affected here because I've seen and know people from my country who were affected like this.'

    Taylor Basile, a resident of Staten Island, initiated the effort and joined forces with community organizations to help and ensure aid got to the residents of Staten Island. Through collective efforts, those affected by Hurricane Sandy were able to receive blankets, toiletries, water, baby formula and many other items.
    - Jamescia, CNN iReport producer

    Collaboration within the community and different organizations helps sustain the daily needs of the people from New Dorp Beach in Staten Island, as they slowly recover from hurricane Sandy.

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