Sandy’s heroes: community members helping their own

Photo from this article found in Amsterdam News. Left: President Bill Clinton, right: Milan Taylor

This article from the Amsterdam News features the Rockaway Youth Task Force and the role of community groups in the emergency response efforts after Sandy.  “My motivation, honestly, is that no one else was doing it, and I couldn’t just sit around and allow it to go on. I felt it needed to be done,” said Milan Taylor, President of the RYTF.

The article states that “unpaid volunteers motivated by goodwill and compelled by a sense of community have given up their time and energy to help next-door and across-town neighbors.”

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