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What's the Nicest Thing Someone Did for You During the Storm?

If someone went out of their way for you before, after, or during the storm, tell us about them.

As Thanksgiving approaches next week, it's a good time to take notice of the kind things we do for one another. With Superstorm Sandy having just occurred a few weeks ago, we were thinking about all the ways that neighbors have been helping neighbors, both near and far.

There were heroes right here on the South Fork, like Bruce Beyer, who pulled a woman out of the water as he was preparing for the storm to hit. A kind act can go a long way, too.

Do you have a story to share about something kind someone did for you? For your family member? For your friend? You don't necessarily have to use names — though we encourage you to recognize that special person. They deserve it, right? Share your stories in the comments below.

PJ Delia November 16, 2012 at 05:57 PM
I'm thankful for the power crew (here to help from Northern California) who were sent to cut off my power for a few days until a tree crew could get to my house (there was a 40 foot tree still tangled in the wires) but instead cut the wires, pulled them out from under the tree, and reattached them to the house. They also braced them against the house much farther in than is technically the power company's responsibility. They were cold and overworked and still doing more than they had to or were supposed to. Thank you!
S.B. Bonacker November 16, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Vinnie at White's Pharmacy - a Saint! I did not have enough cash for my medicine (when banks were closed, the ATM's were out) and he gave it to me and said just come back and pay for it when I can.
Taylor K. Vecsey November 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Just wanted to share this note I received via email: "my mother lives in Montauk and she like many other's lost power. She is on oxygen 24/7 we needed a generator. I posted on facebook to PJ Delia that we needed a generator and then I just walked into Shagwong and JImmy who does'nt know me gave me a generator for my mother.Three hours later PJ found another Montauk resident Richie Nessel who gave my mother a generator. What wonderful people especially Montauk people.Thank you all so much!!!!!! Just had to add that I think Taylor it is a great question you are asking and I commend you for it! Montauk is a community that looks after one another and in this time of the world going to pieces it is truly a gem at the end of our great big state!" Thanks for sharing this great story!
Penny November 17, 2012 at 02:43 AM
My lifelong friend Ms. Joi Jackson, watching my distress over being power-less for 12 days...took up arms...drove up to LIPA's staging area & went to bat for me. That night, trucks were on my block. 2 hrs after I arrived home, I had power, courtesy of a crew from Boston...and the amazingly pro-active Ms. Jackson!
nitchie November 17, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Nicole Janet Obrien and her catering staff delivered hot soup to hundred's affected by sandy up in Rockaway. That's what i call catering!!!!

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