Local Volunteers Help Out Long Beach Cleanup
Photo above: Front row from right to left – Brian Murphy – Long Beach and organizer of Sandy Help FB, Esteban Lopez – Melville, Andrew Martin – Melville, Stephen Barthold – Dix Hills, Randi Bozello – Director of Evangelization and Youth Ministry, St. Elizabeth of Hungary R.C.C. Back row from right to left – Steve Schnittger – Huntington, James Martin – Melville. In the photo, Brian is being presented with a check from the confirmation candidates at St. Elizabeth Church on behalf of their fellow candidates who raised money from a community service Lenten Soup dinner on Ash Wednesday last month.
Part of the legacy of Superstorm Sandy is the destruction and havoc it wreaked across Long Island. And while most things seemed to have returned to normal in Huntington, the south shore remains another story. As part of a community service requirement for confirmation at St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Melville, several teens participated in an effort to help clean up one of the most devastated towns on Long Island, Long Beach.
Inspired by a Facebook Group called Sandy Help FB organized by Long Beach resident Brian Murphy, the teens and some of their parents took to the beaches to help clean up. The efforts are ongoing and the Long Beach community is still struggling to recover. Many homes remain empty due to damages from flooding and the entire Long Beach boardwalk remains a memory.
If you are interested in volunteering to help clean up or assist with construction projects in the Long Beach community, you can visit the Facebook page here.
Photo Above – The eerie remains of the Long Beach boardwalk and a continual reminder of the devastation brought by Superstorm Sandy.