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This weekend, I went with my friend’s church to help in Far Rockaway, a beachside neighborhood in Queens that was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Many homes were flooded. As you’ll see, the floodwaters knocked out some of the beach’s boardwalk and brought sand – lots of it. Most of the residents were still without power nearly two weeks later among the winter temperatures. The church brought needed supplies, like jackets, sweater, diapers, water and batteries, as well as grills to cook burgers and hot dogs.

Apparently, newlyweds Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel (Justica? Jesstin? Timberbiel?) served in the neighborhood, too. We must have crossed wires because we didn’t hang out afterward.

I ended up serving as a photographer/videographer, and here are some of the photos from the day. (I didn’t have a chance to touch ’em up in Lightroom, so please accept ’em as they are.)

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I’ll echo to you what much of my Facebook news feed says right now: We’re ok. But as large areas of NYC are underwater and out of power, that doesn’t really tell the story because, to be honest, we weren’t there.

Cool Mum and the Cool Bros have been in Florida since early October, and my plan was to drive down and join them this past weekend. We’ll be here for a few weeks, so we needed the car.

I was going to pack on Saturday morning, watch the Florida-Georgia football game with friends, and then hit the road early Sunday morning. But then someone mentioned to me that a hurricane was headed our way.  Continue reading